Rose-Hulman offers 18 STEM-related undergraduate degree programs.
- Biochemistry: Graduates are well prepared for employment, graduate study in biochemistry or other chemistry-related fields, or professional school. Biochemists are employed in research, quality control, design, sales and management. Many graduates pursue masters and doctoral degrees in biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, and in other life science fields.
- Biology: The biology program produces biologists with the chemistry, mathematics, and physics background needed to solve biotechnical problems in areas such as molecular medicine, genomics, tissue engineering, drug discovery, and environmental management and remediation.
- Biomathematics: The biomathematics degree blends mathematics, biology, and computer science in preparation for continued graduate studies and for careers in the quantitative life sciences. These students have the skills to analyze large sets of biological data and to develop computational and mathematical models for complex biological systems.
- Biomedical Engineering: Graduates use science, engineering, and mathematics to understand and solve medical problems. Biomedical engineers design and analyze biological systems and medical devices, use electronics and signal analysis to take measurements from and deliver stimuli to living cells and tissues, and design and study materials to replace, repair, and interact with cells and tissues in the body.
- Chemical Engineering: Graduates pursue careers in the chemical process industries. These include all industries in which chemical and energy changes are an important part of the manufacturing process, such as petroleum, rubber, plastics, synthetic fiber, pulp and paper, fermentation, soap and detergents, glass, ceramic, photographic, and organic and inorganic chemical industries.
- Chemistry: Graduates are well-prepared for employment, graduate study in a chemistry-related field, or professional school. Chemists are employed in research, quality control, design, sales and management. Many graduates pursue masters and doctoral degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, materials science, and environmental science.
- Civil Engineering: Graduates pursue careers that deal primarily with public works: the planning, design, and construction of airports, bridges, buildings, and transportation, irrigation, flood control, water supply and waste disposal systems. Civil engineers also work to manage our environment.
- Computer Engineering: Graduates are electrical engineers that have additional training in the areas of software design and hardware-software integration. Computer engineers pursue careers writing embedded software for real-time microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, working with analog sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems.
- Computer Science: Graduates are well-prepared for careers in all areas of the computer industry as well as for graduate studies in computer science and computer related fields. Computer scientists are skilled in the study of algorithms, data structures, database concepts, computer architecture, programming languages, operating systems, and software engineering.
- Economics: Graduates are rigorously trained in mathematical methods of analysis, have a broad background in economic analysis, and the ability to use sophisticated analytical techniques in their thinking and decision-making. Graduates are prepared for further graduate study of for economic analysis work in government or industry.
- Electrical Engineering: Graduates pursue careers involving the design of communication systems, energy conversion and power delivery, control systems applications, and the design of analog and digital systems. They study applications of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.
- Engineering Physics: Graduates pursue careers involving semiconductors, micro and nano technologies, optical technologies, biomedical applications, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering, and polymer and biochemistry
- International Computer Science: Graduates are computer science majors (see above); however, students spend their junior year at Hochschule Ulm, Germany.
- Mathematics: Graduates apply their mathematical and statistical skills to solve important real-world problems in the areas of economic forecasting, modeling, and the development of new technologies and products, among other areas. Graduates pursue careers in the insurance industry, software design, data and systems analysis, scientific computing, combustion research, cryptanalysis, or a graduate degree in a related technical field.
- Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields. Graduates design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. They design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Graduates research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
- Optical Engineering: Graduates apply their understanding of optical techniques in a wide range of areas, such as surveying and construction, measurements of material parameters and deformation, flow measurements, communications, machine vision, laser cutting, drilling and welding, data storage, internet switches, and optical computers and sensors. Graduates pursue careers in industry involving automated inspection, consumer electronics, fiber optic communications, optical instrumentation, laser devices, radar systems, and data storage.
- Physics: Graduates develop a strong foundation in classical and modern physics, which serves as the basis for future specialization, for additional study at the graduate level, and for design and development work in industrial laboratories. Graduates gain experience working in optics, acoustics, X-ray diffraction, nuclear physics, and solid-state physics.
- Software Engineering: Graduates pursue careers in reliable, economical software development. Software engineers gain skills in programming, requirements definition, architectural design, and quality assurance. They have a strong computer science background and experience with algorithms, data structures, database concepts, computer architecture, programming languages, and operating systems.