College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

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You can turn your interest in science and math into a career you’ll love in the College of Science and Engineering.

Discover your potential

You can choose from 19 majors, obtain a dual degree, or create an interdisciplinary or combined degree program. The college’s innovative educational programs, personalized advising, and student living and learning communities provide a small-college experience combined with the opportunities and student activities of a major university. 

Discover academic excellence

We offer rigorous and stimulating academic programs tailored to your unique interests and goals. You will be challenged by our academic programs, which consistently appear among the top 20 in national rankings. Ninety-five percent of our classes are taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty. The College of Science and Engineering curricula provide fundamental training in science, mathematics, and specialized professional courses in your chosen major. Since most programs require about 120 to 128 credits for graduation, you must take an average of 15 to 16 credits each semester to graduate within four years. You must also complete campus-wide general education requirements.

Discover world-class faculty and research

Our faculty, research associates, and students are applying science and engineering to solve some of the world's most pressing problems in health care, energy, and the environment. You'll find them at the forefront of emerging technologies, working in state-of-the-art facilities. Our tenured and tenure-track faculty teach 95 percent of our classes so students are learning from some of the best minds in the world in and out of the classroom. These faculty also serve as mentors and advisors. In all of our academic majors, faculty will help you acquire scientific and technical skills and abilities to think critically, write effectively, and learn independently in an ever-changing workplace.