Christian Brothers University
Discover your impact.
In the School of Sciences and the School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University, you’ll immerse yourself in a world of discovery and innovation—in a uniquely individualized learning environment, surrounded by the immense opportunities of a major US city. CBU is a leader in STEM education. The School of Sciences is widely regarded in the successful preparation of students for graduate and professional schools. Our School of Engineering is the oldest ABET-accredited engineering school in Memphis. Choose a STEM education that offers the best of both worlds: a lot of hands-on, real-world learning opportunities and small, highly personalized classes with expert faculty.
Hands-on, real-world learning
CBU students learn by doing. In addition to having labs with most science lecture courses, every science degree has a research requirement and opportunity during senior year. Engineering majors collaborate with other students on hands-on projects throughout the curriculum, and they're required to complete a comprehensive senior project as well.
No 300-seat auditorium classrooms
At CBU, all classes and labs are small and taught by faculty members in a very personalized and interactive setting. Students get to know their professors, and it's these close mentoring relationships that distinguish a CBU education.
Here, you can participate in high-level research as an undergraduate student, an opportunity often reserved for graduate-level students at larger institutions. You may even have the opportunity to present your research at professional conferences.
As a science or engineering student, you’ll likely participate in one or more professional internships. You’ll work alongside practitioners in your field in a real-world work environment, gaining invaluable experience and seeing your area of study up close and firsthand.
A vibrant campus life
At CBU, you’ll enjoy not only a top-rate education but a full college experience. You’ll get involved in student organizations, which offer both social and academic activities. You’ll also engage in a variety of campus activities and events as well as our active Living Learning Communities.
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Top performer in social mobility | U.S. News & World Report
Colleges of Distinction recognized CBU as a 2022-2023 “College of Distinction.” Programs receive the College of Distinction honor for adhering to the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. CBU earned special recognition in the areas of business, education, engineering, nursing, and career development.
We also have a degree in Natural Science that can be used as a “design your own degree” and a wide selection of courses to prepare you for many areas that are multidisciplinary in nature. All classes and labs are small and taught by faculty members in a personalized and hands-on setting with many resources available.