As a student in the pre-engineering program at Hastings College, you have options! 

Most students spend four years at Hastings earning a bachelor’s degree in physics — which gives you the expertise and background you need to be a successful engineer. After graduation, students then pursue a two-year masters of engineering degree at a university of their choosing — and many students get paid to complete their masters!

This combination allows you to explore engineering areas in smaller classes with more faculty support at Hastings College while completing hands-on projects at to uncover your strengths. Our faculty want you to succeed!

You’ll find Hastings grads all over the country — and world — in places like:

  • Space – Retired NASA Astronaut Clayton Anderson graduated from Hastings College in physics!
  • Graduate programs at Purdue University, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Clemson University, the University of Colorado and the University of Nebraska
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany
  • Micron Technology
  • BD
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Honeywell
  • Teaching at the collegiate level

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.


Pre-Engineering & Physics Success

Clayton “Astro Clay” Anderson ’81

Nebraska’s astronaut lands on home turf

The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum near Ashland, Nebraska, has displayed mementos and artifacts from the life of Clayton “Astro Clay” Anderson ’81, the state’s first and only astronaut, since the…

Muhs builds powerful future with Tesla

Situated in the middle of a of nearly barren Nevada landscape sits the makings for the biggest building in the world: Tesla’s Gigafactory 1. Even with more than 4.9 million square feet…

Video: Science Alumni Successes

Are you interested in biology, chemistry, math, computer science, engineering, or physics? Then you’ve come to the right place! Hastings College can provide a hands-on, small class learning experience! Check out what…