TOP 30
Engineering programs accredited by ABET (U.S. News & World Report)
Majors & Minors

In 1845, Union College became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to offer a degree in engineering.

Today, we continue to lead the way and are, according to U.S. News & World Report, ranked #29 among national undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET. In addition, Union was ranked #5 among the top STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) schools for women (USA Today College Guide 2017).

We offer degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Minors are available in Energy Studies, Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology and nearly every other major on campus.

Other learning opportunities

Our engineering students combine their major with minors from across all disciplines, from theater and dance to history and economics. They are active in the Steinmetz Research Symposium, technical conferences, publishing research, academic competitions, professional societies, student clubs, community service and other campus-wide activities.

Our programs emphasize close student-faculty interaction and hands-on undergraduate research with instrumentation of the kind typically reserved for graduate students.

In addition, all Union students must complete an international experience – in the form of a term abroad, an exchange program, an international engineering project or a course sequence of foreign language or cultural diversity. The vast majority of engineering students study abroad in every corner of the world, with engineering full terms abroad offered in Belgium and Turkey and a mini-term in New Zealand.


We prepare our students for successful careers in business and in graduate school. From the moment they step on campus until well after they graduate, our students have access to all of the resources offered by the Becker Career Center, including résumé production, mock interviews, career fairs, internships, career counseling and alumni networking.