University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Science & Engineering Profile

Build a boundless future

As the only Jesuit and Mercy university in the country, the University of Detroit Mercy takes pride in our foundational values of rigorous learning and world service. We’re the largest, most comprehensive Catholic university in Michigan, offering more than 100 academic degrees and programs, including our law school and dental school, accelerated options, intricate study abroad programs, community service projects, research opportunities with award-winning faculty, and competitive internships at major organizations in Detroit and beyond.

Engineering programs
Freshmen are admitted directly into Detroit Mercy’s Engineering programs right after high school. Our lab spaces have been designed to facilitate hands-on collaboration and are fitted with equipment found in the workplace. We have over 150 industry partners and more than 100 years of cooperative education experience. Students are required to participate in three professional cooperative education assignments—some co-ops can pay up to $26 an hour, and all include mentored support from faculty. Employers value our students because of their applied technical skills and ethical decision-making abilities developed through our values-based curriculum. With a year’s worth of experience on your résumé and a projects-based education, you’ll be well positioned to land a great job after graduation.  

Science programs
At Detroit Mercy, you’ll get project research experience starting as early as your freshman year. In fact, many of our undergraduates present at national conferences and have their research findings published. In your classes, you’ll participate in small group projects where you’ll gain critical hands-on experience for the workplace. Our state-of-the-art lab spaces are perfect for learning and practicing your skills. Plus, our medical and dental school admission rates are above the national average. Our students develop close-knit relationships with faculty, proving invaluable when the time comes for recommendation letters.



Home to one of only five nationally accredited Robotics programs


Ranked among the top three Engineering & Computer Science programs in Michigan | Wall Street Journal


75% of students accepted into health professional school, higher than the national average of 35%–50%


Ranked #40 among “Best Value Schools” in the nation | U.S. News & World Report


Listed among the top 15% of universities in the US for career-long earnings | Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Academics At A Glance

Degrees and majors
• Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (BAE)*
• Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE)*
• Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE)*
• Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME)*
• Bachelor of Robotics & Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BRMSE)*
• Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Computer Science*
- Biochemistry*
- Biology*
- Chemistry*
- Dental Hygiene
- Mathematics

Pre-professional programs
• Pre-law*
   - Biology
   - Chemistry
   - Mathematics
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy*
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant*
• Pre-podiatry
• Pre-veterinary

* Program offers an accelerated bachelor’s-to-advanced-degree option

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Detroit Mercy, I played lacrosse, participated in a chemistry research lab for three and a half years, volunteered in Campus Kitchen, tutored at the Learning Center, and interned at NASA. All of these different opportunities were amazing.”

    • Nicholas Boynton
      Chemistry graduate
  • “As a Detroit Mercy student, I was granted opportunities that helped me stand out among my peers and made me a noticeable applicant for medical school.”

    • Bianca Yaldo
      Pre-med graduate
  • “The professors at Detroit Mercy are easily accessible, allowing me to better understand the classroom material. One time, my professor stayed on campus until midnight to answer our questions and help us prepare for our upcoming exam.”

    • Harjas Dadiyal, senior
      Robotics & Mechatronics
  • “The skills I learned in my classes at Detroit Mercy directly translated into the industry. Once I got my co-op, I was able to quickly learn on the fly and actually have an impact in my field.”

    • Tyler Caton, senior
      Robotics & Mechatronics