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Undergraduate Studies at the Schaefer School

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science instills our undergraduates with strong fundamentals, in-depth knowledge, critical thinking and entrepreneurship skills that will make them tomorrow’s technological innovators and leaders.

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Our reputation as a fast-rising engineering and science school is founded on our ability to empower students to become future leaders in their fields — by offering the best possible educational experience and opportunities, providing them with the knowledge and tools necessary to confront the evolving challenges of a technology-driven world, and furthering their professional success.

Engineering and Science Program Features

The Schaefer School offers a rich and lively environment for professional development both in and out of the classroom. Our holistic undergraduate experience immerses you in a highly interactive educational environment with substantive hands-on research opportunities and real-world entrepreneurship experience. From cooperative education to earning a master's degree in just five years, a Stevens education will position you for stellar career success.

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A Legacy of Engineering Excellence: Engineering Core Curriculum

Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 offering one degree – Mechanical Engineering. Today, engineering principles are the foundation of our educational experience and we instill all of our students, whether engineering or science majors, with an engineering mindset.

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Engineering Cooperative Education

Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program, designed to provide you with real-world experiences that prepare you to connect your academic studies with on-the-job experience, explore career interests and clarify goals. You'll alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to your academic major and career goals.

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Access to State-of-the-Art Facilities: The MakerCenter

The MakerCenter is a design hub consisting of multiple design and fabrication facilities and testing labs which are available to faculty and students to create and test working prototypes.

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Undergraduate Research

As a Stevens undergraduate, you'll have numerous opportunities for first-hand participation in exciting and interesting research investigation and experimentation. This common thread of creation and discovery woven into all of our undergraduate programs helps you build research-and-development careers in academia and industry.

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Startup Garage

Startup Garage, an incubator space for student entrepreneurs on the third floor of Stevens’ Samuel C. Williams Library, is the go-to hub on campus for student entrepreneurs to realize their dreams.

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Top 6 Engineering School For Highest-Earning Graduates

Stevens ranks above universities including Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech and The Cooper Union for early and mid-career salaries of engineering graduates holding bachelor’s degrees according to engineering industry publication Design News.

Nearly 100% of our graduates receive one or more job offers within 6 months of earning their degrees.

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At the Schaefer School, our high quality, broad-based undergraduate curriculum is taught by expert instructors. Built-in opportunities for hands-on experience and applied research and leadership opportunities in the public and private sector gives you a competitive edge in the job market by fostering the experience, skills, and training that employers want to see on your resume.

As a result, the vast majority of our graduates obtain job offers immediately after gradation, if not before they receive their diploma. Visit the Career Center website to see the Career Outcomes Report for our most recent graduating class.

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Learn More and Apply

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn about our campus. Ready to take the next step? Learn how to apply below.

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Your Future, Faster: The Accelerated Master's Program

Our Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) lets high-achieving students begin taking graduate-level courses during their undergraduate studies, enabling them to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at an accelerated pace.

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Study Abroad: The World is at Your Fingertips

Are you ready for an adventure? Push your boundaries and exceed your own expectations by studying abroad with one of Stevens’ affiliated providers or through one of our exchange partner universities.

Resources for Student Success

At Stevens, academic success and career advancement are at your fingertips. Learn about other campus resources that help our undergraduate students fit in on campus, excel in the classroom, land internships, secure full-time jobs and earn promotions.