Science & Engineering Profile

Elon University is the nation’s premier student-centered learning environment, preparing graduates to be the ethical leaders the world needs. 


Academic Offerings

Academic Majors
• Accounting
• Acting (BFA*)
• Anthropology
• Applied Mathematics
• Art (BA/BFA*)
- Ceramics
- Digital Art
- Painting
- Photography

• Art History
• Arts Administration
• Astronomy
• Astrophysics
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business
- Dual Degree
- Economics Consulting

- Entrepreneurship
- Finance
- International Business
- Management
- Marketing

• Chemistry
• Communications
- Cinema and Television Arts
- Communication Design
- Media Analytics
- Strategic Communications

• Computer Science
• Dance Performance and Choreography (BFA*)
• Dance Science
• Drama and Theatre Studies
• Economics
• Education
- Adventure, Health, and Physical Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary
- Middle Grades

- Secondary
- Special Education
• Engineering—Dual Degree
- Biophysics/Biomedical Engineering
- Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

- Computer Science/Engineering
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Physics
- Environmental Studies/Environmental Engineering

• English
- Creative Writing
- English Teacher Licensure
- Literature
- Professional Writing and Rhetoric

• Environmental and Ecological Science
• Environmental and Sustainability Studies
• Exercise Science
• French
• History
• Human Service Studies
• Independent Major
• Information Science
• International and Global Studies
• Journalism
• Mathematics
• Music Education*
• Music in Liberal Arts
• Music Performance*
• Music Production and Recording Arts
• Music Theatre (BFA*)
• Philosophy
• Physical Education and Health
• Physics
• Policy Studies
• Political Science
• Professional Writing and Rhetoric
• Psychology
• Public Health Studies
• Religious Studies
• Science Education
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Statistics
• Theatrical Design and Technology*

* Audition, interview, or portfolio required

Additional Minors
• Adventure-Based Learning
• African/African American Studies
• American Studies
• Asian Studies
• Business Administration
• Classical Studies
• Coaching
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Art
• Geographic Information Systems
• Geography
• German Studies
• Interreligious Studies
• Italian Studies
• Jazz Studies
• Jewish Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Leadership Studies
• Middle East Studies
• Multimedia Authoring
• Neuroscience
• Peace and Conflict Studies
• Photography
• Poverty and Social Justice
• Professional Sales
• Professional Writing Studies
• Supply Chain Management
• Teaching and Learning
• Wellness and Health Education
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-health—Health Professions
• Pre-law
• Military Science/ROTC
• Nonprofit Leadership
• Peace Corps Prep

Graduate Programs
• Accounting (MS)
• Business (MBA)
• Education (MEd)
• Higher Education (MA)
• Interactive Media (MA)
• Law (JD)
• Management (MS)
• Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

Elon students are ambitious, curious, and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem solvers.

The University’s 6,196 undergraduates enjoy the benefits of an arts and sciences university, forming strong bonds with faculty and staff mentors. The four-year graduation rate of 81% ranks in the top 7% of more than 1,500 US colleges and universities. Elon is one of only seven private universities in the US with accredited schools of Business, Communications, Education, Law, and Health Sciences, plus a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

Elon sends more undergraduates to study abroad than any other master’s-level university in the nation. Seventy-eight percent of graduates have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research, or service. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and other US locations.

The University’s four-year Engineering program provides a blend of rigorous engineering courses with a strong foundation in the arts and sciences. This distinctive approach produces graduates who are in high demand in the profession.

An Elon education is filled with hands-on learning in the classroom, in the lab, and on the job. As a result, 89% of students complete internships, 49% of students hold at least one campus leadership position, and 23% of students work with faculty mentors on undergraduate research projects.

Students live in eight distinct residential neighborhoods designed for various stages of their college career. The goal is to create a seamless academic, cocurricular, and residential experience that engages students throughout their time at Elon and beyond.

More than 280 student organizations provide a rich array of opportunities to get involved. Student Professional Development Center counselors work with students to create personal development plans, résumés, and strong networking skills. The robust Elon Network of employers, alumni, and parents provides connections to internships and career opportunities.

Elon leads the nation in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking of academic programs that “focus on student success.” U.S. News & World Report also ranks Elon #1 among southern master’s-level universities, with #1 rankings for undergraduate teaching and innovation. In addition, Elon is included in the ranking of the nation’s best undergraduate Business programs. The Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation’s 382 Best Colleges and the #1 “best-run college.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine names Elon one of the nation’s “best value” private universities.

Elon’s historic 656-acre campus incentral North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden and includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research, and Loy Farm, a center for environmental research and sustainability that includes a solar farm.

Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletics Association. The Phoenixes compete in 17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division I (FCS football). In addition, Elon offers 18 intramural and 21 club sports.

Elon is an academic community that provides the right balance of challenge and encouragement, helping students discover the ambition to seek something great and the courage to achieve it. Elon is a university with a powerful trajectory—ever on the rise and always striving to achieve higher levels of excellence.

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