University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Science & Engineering Profile

Cincinnati Works: Launch your career while in school.

Here, it isn’t about “what do you want to do after graduation?” because at the University of Cincinnati (UC), you won’t have to wait. Bearcats roll up our sleeves, get to work, and create what’s Next.  For over 100+ years, Bearcats have been jumpstarting their careers through our innovative co-op and internship program that lets students combine their rigorous academics with real-world learning.

Home to nearly 48,000 students across three unique campuses, Cincinnati is a national leader in career-ready education. Today, UC ranks the #1 public university for co-op and internships by U.S. News & World Report. Co-op students from UC’s College of Engineering & Applied Science earn an average of $57,000 while in school, working at employers around the globe including Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, and NASA.

Career preparation is at the center of a UC education. Through our Bearcat Promise Career Studio, we prepare students for the world of work with professional development, coaching, and career services. Our students can gain up to 1.5 years of full-time, paid work experience, before they even graduate. No more worrying about needing the experience to get the job, or the job to get the experience. For you, this means graduating with a degree, a full résumé, and a plan for your future.

Today, more than 315,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats—united not just by their loyalty to UC’s nationally known sports teams but by their common love of the place, the people, and the ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati.



Ranked #1 public university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report


Named a top 40 public research university and designated a “research heavyweight” | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Named among the “Most Innovative National Universities” | U.S. News & World Report


Recognized for top STEM offerings aligned with in-demand, high-paying jobs; resources to get students jobs; and diverse students and faculty | Victory Media


Our City. Our Home.

Home to seven Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati’s thriving professional landscape empowers us to change the world, and its widely recognized cultural attractions like professional sports, nationally ranked parks and a renowned art scene fuel us to go above and beyond. Our urban identity is at the core of who we are, forever inspiring us to deepen our community impact.

Innovation Works: Create What’s Next

At the forefront of developing new technology like driverless cars, disease diagnostics and unmanned aerial systems, the University of Cincinnati’s engineering and science programs immerse students in a rigorous curriculum that blends classroom instruction with real-world experiences. From launching history-making rockets and diving underwater to help NASA train astronauts to developing artificial intelligence that beats tactical experts in U.S. Air Force combat simulations, UC supports student-led research that’s shared around the world. As the global birthplace of cooperative education, UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science has established partnerships with thousands of companies, providing students with opportunities to jump-start their careers before they graduate.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “UC gave me the opportunity to work with world-class scientists. Having a strong research background allowed me to hit the ground running and feel confident in carrying out my research and presenting it to an international audience.”

    • Andrew Gangidine '15
  • “The years I spent at UC made me well prepared for my job.”

    • Jared Bollman '15
  • “The co-op program drew me to UC even before stepping on campus. UC offered a way to help me pay for college and would help me find a job after graduating. Being able to gain the experience while still in school was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.”

    • Hannah Newman
  • “I have the most amazing faculty and staff at UC. They make the experience enjoyable. I know there are so many resources to help me succeed. I'm so proud to be a student here!”

    • Ashley Davenport '19