School of Engineering and Science

Undergraduate Academics

Welcome

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science instills our undergraduates with strong fundamentals, broad-based knowledge, critical thinking and entrepreneurship skills that will make them tomorrow’s technological innovators and leaders.

The Schaefer School offers a rich and lively environment for professional development both in and out of the classroom. Our holistic undergraduate experience immerses you in a highly interactive educational environment with substantive hands-on research opportunities and real-world entrepreneurship experience.

A Legacy of Engineering Excellence

Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 offering one degree – Mechanical Engineering. Today, engineering principles are the foundation of our educational experience and we instill all of our students, whether engineering or science majors, with an engineering mindset.

Learn how our engineering core curriculum builds better engineers:

Our reputation as a fast-rising engineering and science school is founded on our ability to empower students to become future leaders in their fields — by offering the best possible educational experience and opportunities, providing them with the knowledge and tools necessary to confront the evolving challenges of a technology-driven world, and furthering their professional success.

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Undergraduate Majors

The Schaefer School offers bachelor of science and bachelor of engineering degrees in three main program categories. View our programs below, separated by degree type.

Undergraduate Minors

The school of engineering and science offers numerous minors which can be added to your chosen program of study for additional specialization. You can learn more information about undergraduate majors and minors in engineering and science at Stevens by contacting the appropriate academic advisor from our list of undergraduate advisors.

Choose your minor for the list below.

Click the link to view more information in the academic catalog.

For Undecided Students

Exploring your future career options has never been easier. At Stevens, undecided students have access to an array of resources to help them decide on the major that's right for them.

Incoming first-year students at the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science are not required to declare a major when applying to Stevens. The broad core component of the curriculum is structured to allow you to explore various topics in engineering or science through experiences like lectures, small group sessions, online modules and visits before declaring a major–and still graduate without delays. These experiences introduce you to engineering or science professions, disciplines, college success strategies, research opportunities and other engaging activities that may help you discover and define your most satisfying career path.

Students who are undecided may elect to enter Stevens in one of the following areas:

  • Undecided Engineering

  • Undecided Science 

As undecided students, you can select your major after starting the engineering or science programs at Stevens. Both engineering and science curricula have common course work that allow the flexibility for deferring the major choice to either the second (science programs) or third (engineering programs) semester. This flexibility is appreciated by students who may not yet know enough about the majors and careers that interest them to make their decision before starting their Stevens education.


Undecided Engineering

As an Undecided Engineering student, you will have three semesters to declare your major. Undecided Engineering students must declare a major by the start of their fourth semester. You are advised to declare your major (with a change of major request) during your third semester, preferably before the class registration begins for the fourth semester.

A photo of a student engineering projectAll Undecided Engineering students will be assigned (based on your preference) a host department and a faculty advisor from the host department. You will have access to departmental staff services and academic advisor services from that department. Choose a host department with programs that are of interest to you. You may request to change your host department by petitioning to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at any time before declaring your major.

Undecided Engineering students have the option to attend orientations and advising events of all engineering programs offered by the School of Engineering and Science and the School of Systems and Enterprises.

You can also explore major and career options in their first-semester design course.


Undecided Science

Before classes begin, you will be asked to submit two programs of interest to explore from the list of undergraduate science programs below.

a chemistry student in a labYou will have two semesters to make a decision. Students must choose their major before the start of their third semester.

You will be assigned a faculty advisor from one of your top choice program's home departments and have access to departmental staff services and academic advisors.

You have the option to attend orientations and advising events of all programs offered by the School of Engineering and Science.

Once you declare a major, you will be assigned to the department of your choice and be assigned a faculty advisor from that department. If you are thinking about studying computer science or cybersecurity, please apply directly to that program.

Computer Science Bachelor's Program >

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Visit Undergraduate Admissions

Want to learn more about our campus? Visit the undergraduate admissions web page. Ready to take the next step? Apply below.

Program Features

Our undergraduate students receive unparalleled educational opportunities. From cooperative education to earning a master's degree in just five years, a Stevens education will position you for stellar career success.

Accelerated Master's Program

Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables you to apply credits from your undergraduate coursework toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

About the Accelerated Master's Program
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Engineering Cooperative Education

Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program The Stevens Cooperative Education Program, or Co-op, is a five-year educational program, which provides engineering and science students with the opportunity to alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to the student's academic major and career interests. The Co-op program is designed to provide experiences that prepare students to connect their academic studies with the world of work, explore career interests and clarify goals.

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Engineering Core Curriculum

Stevens strives to build the complete engineer with a broad-based education that includes a strong core engineering curriculum that teaches the pertinent fundamentals of engineering to all engineering majors and produces well-rounded engineers.

Engineering Core Curriculum
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Entrepreneurship Training

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science is dedicated to hands-on learning and entrepreneurship. The Schaefer School offers special entrepreneurship programs and experiences that interface with the Stevens curriculum and give you the kind of real world experience that will launch your career.

Special Programs

Entrepreneurship is embedded in the core engineering curriculum, and we offer additional opportunities for deeper learning. Learn more about our special programs below.

The IDEaS Program

The IDEaS program integrates learning and technical design with entrepreneurial thinking and helps you look beyond technical problems to identify and address issues with entrepreneurial and humanitarian value, as well as substantial societal impact.

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Innovation Expo

The Stevens undergraduate experience culminates with Senior Design, a year-long collaborative project in which you will apply all they have learned to the solution of urgent, real-world problems, displayed at the annual Innovation Expo.

Learn more about Innovation Expo
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Academic Advising

The School of Engineering and Science supports student-centric academic success through broad-based educational programming, advising, study planning and enabling student access to academic resources.

Academic advisors in the school of engineering and Science are committed to the success of each student holistically; promoting academic, professional, and personal success. 

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Email the advisor for your department below to schedule your advising appointment. Please include your CWID and major in the subject line.

Advising Team Member

Department

Jeffrey Lam

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

201-216-5528

McLean 501

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Amy Mattare

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

201-216-8313

McLean 112

Biomedical Engineering

Vanessa Irizarry

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

201-216-5546

McLean 102A

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Elizabeth O'Connell

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

201-216-8717

Davidson Lab 207

Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Connie Au

Academic Advisor 

[email protected]

201-216-3856

Gateway Center South 450

Computer Science

Sara Elmiligi 

Academic Advisor 

[email protected]

201-216-5485

Gateway Center South 454

Computer Science

Nicole Fundaro 

Academic Advisor 

[email protected] 

Gateway Center South 454

Computer Science

Kevin Lu

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education

[email protected]

201-216-8110 

Burchard 308F

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mary Bilali

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

North 305

Mathematical Sciences

Ann Petrigliano

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

201-216-5410

Carnegie Laboratory 212

Mechanical Engineering

Maritza Swepson

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

201-216-5383

Carnegie Laboratory 201B

Mechanical Engineering

Kristen Martinez

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

201-216-5665

Burchard 712

Physics