Abilene Christian University
ACU is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century. We're working to be the best in the world at providing an exceptional academic education in a Christ-centered environment. At ACU, you 'll be challenged intellectually while developing spiritually—all in preparation for successful Christian service and leadership.
Degrees and programs
ACU offers a BS in Engineering with five concentrations:
• Civil Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• General Engineering
• Industrial Engineering
We also offer a BS in Physics with four concentrations:
• Computational Physics
• Medical Physics
• Teaching Physics
Our majors pursue a deeper understanding of the physical world through theory, application, analysis, and practical design. Their education comes under the mentorship of dedicated Christian faculty who are active researchers in their fields. They are respected internationally for their work, and with an average class size of 10 students, you’ll get to know your professors well. We admire God’s handiwork in the laws of the universe and seek to understand and apply those principles to solve big problems while improving the lives of people around the world.
Engineering and Physics students often receive paid opportunities to work, study, and intern at premier national laboratories such as Los Alamos, Fermi, and Brookhaven. With an average starting salary of $64,800, our graduates continue to receive competitive salaries in the market, and 100% of 2019 graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
ACU’s undergraduate Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, and Engineering Technology.
To learn more about ACU, schedule a campus visit at acu.edu/visit.
Ranked #5 among schools for "Service Learning" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023
Ranked #41 among schools for "Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023
Ranked #8 among schools for "First-Year Experience" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023
Ranked #9 among schools for "Learning Communities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023
ACU students and faculty are advancing the technology of molten salt reactors to provide energy that's less expensive and safer, water that's pure and abundant, and medical isotopes used to diagnose and treat cancer on the ACU campus. The Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab has received private and US Department of Energy funding to conduct cutting-edge research. Our undergraduate students get hands-on experience working alongside experts in the field in the NEXT Lab. Learn more at acunextlab.org.
"I can easily say that the ACU Engineering program is educationally enriching, but it also prioritizes community and values relationships."
“I believe community is what separates ACU’s Engineering and Physics programs from many other schools.”
“ACU’s Engineering program gave me all the tools I needed to succeed, with amazing professors, hands-on experiences, and a community of students who were always willing to lend a hand.”
“ACU has provided me with so many opportunities to succeed in my degree. It’s obvious the support they give their students for their future careers.”