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Interdisciplinary Engineering

Saint Louis University's undergraduate major in interdisciplinary engineering was created for students who are interested in multiple engineering disciplines, or in engineering and other disciplines. 

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Major in Interdisciplinary Engineering

The interdisciplinary engineering major allows you to define your study plan by combining traditional engineering areas (such as electrical and mechanical engineering), science and engineering areas (such as chemistry, biology and electrical engineering), or areas of science or engineering with the arts and humanities (such as electrical engineering and archeology, or computer engineering and theatre).

Interdisciplinary engineering students at SLU are not limited to predefined tracks. Instead, you will work closely with a faculty mentor to identify a career goal, build a career plan and define a unique course of study. You will also define a focus area that will be the topic of your senior thesis.

You will complete coursework in the math, science, engineering, arts, enrichment and focus areas. A total of 127 credits are required for graduation. Pre-medical students will take an additional course in English, plus two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratories.

Students who expect to continue in law or business will take undergraduate courses that offer preparation for study beyond an engineering degree.

Curriculum

Courses are determined in consultation with a faculty mentor.

Internships and Careers

Students who graduate with a degree in interdisciplinary engineering from Saint Louis University can work in any number of fields, due to the cross-industrial nature of the degree. The major is tailored to fit your career goals, so you finish your undergraduate degree prepared to enter the workforce.  

Faculty

Parks College’s low faculty-to-student ratio allows our world0class faculty to inspire our students, feed their curiosity, awaken their minds and instill in them the joy of lifelong learning. Our staff members are also dedicated to student success — every student is known to the faculty and staff by name.

Admission Requirements

The interdisciplinary degree program is also maintained at an honors-level and will only retain students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at SLU.

Additional requirements for admission include a cumulative 3.00 high school GPA recommended for freshman applicants and 2.70 college GPA for transfer applicants.

We recommend an ACT composite score of 24 or higher (minimums of 22 in English, 24 in mathematics, 22 in reading comprehension and 22 in scientific reasoning), or SAT composite score of 1100 or higher with a SAT math sub score of 600.

Fifteen total units of high school work are recommended: three or four units of English; four or more units of mathematics including algebra I and II, geometry and precalculus; three or four units of science including general science, introduction to physical science, earth science, biology, physics or chemistry; two or three units of social sciences including history, psychology or sociology; and three units of electives.


Undergraduate Research

Summer Research Experience

Interdisciplinary engineering majors at SLU work closely with faculty members and may even have the opportunity to publish research findings in journals. You will also be able to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, which allows students to study specific topics of interest under the direction of a faculty member, while receiving a stipend.