Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN

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Science & Engineering Profile

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.

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.


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Ranked in the top 20 best southern universities | U.S. News & World Report

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#3 best value university in the south | U.S. News & World Report

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Top performer in social mobility | U.S. News & World Report

 COD Badge

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.

The School of Sciences

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.

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