Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN

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Science & Engineering Profile

Choose a STEM education that offers the best of both worlds: a lot of hands-on, real-world learning opportunities, plus small, highly personalized classes with expert faculty. 

In the School of Sciences and the School of Engineering at CBU, 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 U.S. 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.

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/opportunity in the senior year. Engineering majors collaborate with other students on hands-on projects throughout the curriculum, and they are 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 is these close mentoring relationships that distinguish a CBU education.

Professional research
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.

Practical internships
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.



Ranked in the top 25 best Southern universities for 2020 | U.S. News & World Report


Best value colleges in the nation, 2019 | Forbes


The Princeton Review ranked CBU among its 2020 best regional (Southeast) colleges.


Colleges of Distinction recognized CBU as a 2019-2020 “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.

School of Sciences

There is no better example of the powerful learning environment than in CBU’s School of Sciences.
We offer undergraduate science and math degrees to students interested in:

• The Health Professions
• The Environment
• Research
• Computers and Technology
• Teaching Licensure

We also have a degree in Natural Science that can be used as a “design your own degree,” and a wide selection of courses that can 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.

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