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Engineering at Macalester

At Macalester, you can gain the benefits of a liberal arts education while preparing yourself for a professional career in any of several areas of engineering. You will receive an excellent background in science and mathematics that prepares you well for technical studies in engineering. But at Macalester, you also receive a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, crucial to the successful modern practice of engineering. Engineers with a liberal arts background are poised to advance in technical management and to play major roles in solving increasingly complex societal problems.

For aspiring engineers, the advantages of attending Macalester include:

  • The ability to study in diverse disciplines and still earn a professional engineering degree either through our 3/2 Dual Degree Engineering program or in graduate school
  • The opportunity to pursue other academic, athletic, or extracurricular interests
  • The chance to study at a small liberal arts college in order to develop the skills and confidence needed for success in engineering
  • The opportunity to explore different areas of science and engineering before committing to a narrowly focused course of professional study

Please use the links at left to explore opportunities related to engineering at Macalester.

Macalester’s engineering liaison is Chad Higdon-Topaz, Professor of Mathematics.