Science & Engineering Profile

Be Exceptional


#BeExceptional at the University of Mount Union
Exceptional is the standard at Mount Union. This private university, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and emboldened by market-smart, career-savvy options, delivers a classic college experience—plus so much more.  


Your Mount Union education begins with our high-quality academic curriculum, featuring an array of majors in engineering and the sciences. Supported by a world-class faculty, you’ll forge an intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and success. 

A Mount Union education prepares you for today’s realities and tomorrow’s challenges by linking classroom instruction with practical application. Live what you learn—and build valuable career skills—through a full range of experiential learning opportunities.  

The result is your own Mount Union experience: relevant, dynamic...exceptional.

Your Future Starts Here

An Investment With Proven Results
Our more than 18,000 alumni worldwide stand as proof that a Mount Union education is a worthwhile investment. In fact, among members of the 2016 graduating class, 94%* of those self-reporting had started a professional position, had been accepted to graduate school, or were pursuing continuing education, all in an average of two months after graduation. It doesn’t get much more convincing than that.

The Conversation About Cost
Don’t let concerns about the cost of college keep you from exploring this exceptional invest
ment in your future. Our tuition is over 11% below the average cost of other similar private institutions in Ohio, and we were recently named a Tuition Hero for our efforts to keep tuition increases to a minimum. In addition, 99% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, and our average financial aid package is $23,683.

* Statistics based upon the results of the annual First Destination Report, with 81% of the Class of 2016 self-reporting

Why Engineering at Mount Union?
Mount Union offers undergraduate Engineering degrees in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. The Department of Engineering distinguishes itself by supplementing its curriculum with the Four Pillars of Exceptional Engineering Education—hands-on, real-world engineering, an international engineering field experience, the integration of engineering knowledge with essential business skills, and the building of effective leaders and communicators. 

Mount Union Engineering student success
• Over 95% placement rate in engineering careers or graduate schools
• Over 90% placement rate in internships

Extensive hands-on, real-world engineering
• Faculty-led international engineering field experience
• Yearlong capstone senior design project
• Student competitions

Effective leaders and communicators
• Integration of engineering with business
• On- and off-campus project presentations in a professional setting

ABET-accredited programs
Civil Engineering
Our Civil Engineering degree will expose you to community-based engineering, which will allow you to work on projects with local and international communities. A strong focus in math and science and depth in technology are integrated into classroom studies to make you a creative and innovative problem solver.

Mechanical Engineering
Our Mechanical Engineering degree provides the academic foundation
and career preparation for a rewarding career in this field. You will develop the critical-thinking skills to solve complex problems, understand how things work in the world, and create the next technology innovations to help society.

New programs beginning fall 2018
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineers are integral in the development and innovation of equipment, devices, and computer systems and software in the health care field. Our Biomedical Engineering degree integrates engineering principles and design concepts with medical and biological sciences to advance health care treatment. You will foster an innovative mindset while developing the knowledge necessary to make a successful impact in this rewarding and high-growth field.

Computer Engineering
Computer engineers are continuously making computing systems faster, smaller, more reliable, and more mo
bile. Our Computer Engineering degree integrates electrical engineering and computer science to design, build, and test computing systems. You will develop the innovative mindset and crucial knowledge to successfully impact this rewarding and high-paying field.

Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers are at the forefront of all electronic systems. Our Electrical Engineering degree is a broad discipline that permeates every aspect of our lives ranging from electricity to telecommunications. You will develop the crucial and influential knowledge to impact this in-demand field.

The sciences at Mount Union
At Mount Union, we offer a number of programs in the sciences that are geared toward preparing students for career success or further study after graduation. 

The Biochemistry degree focuses on the chemical and physical principles of living things and biological processes, including reproduction, growth, and disease.

Our Biology degree will provide you with an understanding of life as a process as you gain an in-depth understanding of how external factors influence different types of organisms.

Our Chemistry degree offers a wide range of fundamental knowledge in many fields of chemistry, preparing you for either a career as a professional chemist or setting a strong foundation for advanced studies such as medicine.

Environmental Science 
Our Environmental Science degree will expose you to in-depth scientific study. You will also explore economics, ethics, and policy, all through the lens of the environmental perspective, as you learn to solve environmental issues. 

Our Geology degree tackles challenging scientific problems involving the environment, natural resources, and man-made and natural hazards.

Medical Laboratory Science
Our Medical Laboratory Science degree explores chemistry, genetics, microbiology, and the unity and diversity of life as you prepare for your final year in clinical training with a hospital affiliate.

Our Physics degree blends theory, experimentation, and exploration as you master the fundamental principles of the subatomic and the universe
to understand how they behave.