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Ready to join the school that’s been rated the No. 1 Engineering school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 19 years running? Check out all that our academic departments have to offer!

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Biology & Biomedical Engineering

It’s an exciting time for the life sciences and biomedical industries. Our hands-on approach will prepare you for a rewarding career.

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Chemical Engineering

From biochemical industries, polymers and semiconductors to petroleum, paper pulp and pharmaceuticals, our approach will prepare you for a number of exciting opportunities in the professional world.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Explore the molecular sciences with some of the brightest minds in the country. 

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

We'll help you understand society's critical infrastructure while exploring ways to prepare for a sustainable future.

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Computer Science & Software Engineering

Ours is the only ABET-accredited software engineering program in the state of Indiana. We'll prepare you for one of the fastest-growing career sectors in the job market.

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Get the knowledge, skills and experience in complex electronics to make your mark in the automotive, computing, telecommunications, aerospace, and defense industries.

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Engineering Management

Through our convenient fast-track graduate program, you’ll earn the management skills and critical technical knowledge to lead and communicate with technology business innovators.

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Humanities & Social Sciences

This is where future STEM professionals develop the context, global understanding and communication skills needed to be effective in their work.

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Mathematics

Our mathematics professors are noted for their excellent teaching skills and will help you launch a meaningful and rewarding career. 

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Mechanical Engineering

Our outstanding faculty will help you devise technical and mechanical solutions to problems in diverse fields—from manufacturing to biosciences.

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Physics & Optical Engineering

We offer one of the few undergraduate programs of this kind anywhere in the nation. You can choose to specialize in physics, engineering physics or optical engineering.

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ROTC – Air Force

We’ll teach you the tactical leadership, military strategy and professional acumen to prepare you for a leading role in the U.S. Air Force.

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ROTC – Army

Enhance your education with leadership development that will prepare you for a successful career in the U.S. Army.

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Life at Rose-Hulman

Yes, life as a student at Rose-Hulman certainly includes hours of stimulating learning, hands-on experience and intense studying. But here's the thing - there's still plenty of time for building new friendships, getting involved in organizations and clubs and having fun.