Engineering Major (dual degree)

In this program, students typically spend three years at Bethany fulfilling a broad spectrum of science and pre-engineering courses along with general education requirements. Students then transfer to the University of Minnesota for engineering-specific coursework in any of over a dozen disciplines−usually requiring two more years. Students receive a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U of M and a bachelor of arts in the physical sciences from Bethany. Read more.

Program Advantages

  • Small class sizes. Our pre-engineering courses traditionally have approximately 20 students. This gives our students the opportunity to take advantage of the personal attention professors can only give with small classes.
  • Guaranteed placement: Our students are guaranteed placement in their engineering program at the U of M, given that they satisfy the degree and minimum GPA requirements.
  • The best of both worlds: At Bethany, students can learn in a personalized environment, study science from a Christian perspective, and participate in extracurriculars. At the U of M, students continue to establish professional connections and have access to a wealth of resources for coursework, research, and professional development.
  • Successful outcomes: Our dual-degree graduates find careers they're passionate about.
  • Industry connections: Opportunities to connect with and learn from engineering professionals begin with student organizations, seminars, and internships at Bethany and continue with career fairs, networking events, seminars, and internships at the U of M.
Engineering (dual degree) Profiles
Kristian Botten
Alumnus Profile: Kristian Botten (2011)
After completing our program with a degree from Bethany and a civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, Kristian now works at Mathiowetz Construction Company as an estimator and engineer in training.
David Hicke
Alumnus Profile: David Hicke (2010)
David works for Polaris Industries as an Off-Road Vehicle Systems Engineer in Wyoming, Minnesota.
Seth Hueckman
Alumnus Profile: Seth Hueckman (2007)
After completing our program and earning degrees from Bethany and the University of Minnesota, Seth works at Barr Engineering Company, a consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.