Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Education

Science & Engineering Profile

Pursue a bright future in the sciences at Bridgewater

At Bridgewater College, you're not just a number—you are a valued member of a vibrant community. Small classes and a low student-faculty ratio will help you make personal connections with your professors and receive the attention that ensures you thrive academically and personally. 

Academic excellence
The student experience at Bridgewater is shaped and defined by connections between students, faculty, alumni, and community members as well as with new ideas and the wider world. Whether through undergraduate research, internships and practicums, presentations at professional conferences, or independent study, you’ll find academic life to be broad and invigorating. May Term classes offer opportunities to explore special topics in the classroom or travel to destinations such as South Africa, Europe, and Los Angeles and connect your studies to real-world issues. Many students choose to study abroad for a semester in countries such as Argentina, France, Germany, Ghana, Morocco, Spain, Thailand, Uruguay, and many more through the College’s study abroad programs.

Bridgewater students develop the critical-thinking skills central to a liberal arts education and go to the community for hands-on experience. Whether you go on to graduate school or immediately begin your career, the College's emphasis on personal development, reflective analysis, global awareness, and proficiency in your chosen field provide a solid foundation for personal and professional success after college.

As a residential college, Bridgewater offers everything from traditional dorms to apartment-style residences for upperclassmen. And with the Campus Engagement and Activity Team leading the way, it’s easy to get involved when you have more than 60 campus clubs and organizations to choose from. You can join the BC Voice (the student media organization), student government, or a spiritual life group. Audition for a theatre production or music ensemble. Get involved in political groups, professional organizations, or honor societies. In addition, anyone can play on the College’s intramural sports teams or take advantage of our beautiful Shenandoah Valley location through outdoor activities. Whatever your passions and interests, you’ll be free to pursue them and make lasting friendships along the way.

The Bridgewater experience
Experience Bridgewater for yourself. To schedule a visit, check on upcoming open houses, or apply for admission, please visit or call 800-759-8328.



Consistently named a “Best College in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review


Recognized as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report

Sciences at Bridgewater College

• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Data Science & Analytics
• Engineering
• Environmental Science
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-professional Biology

• Biology
• Biomedical Sciences
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Data Administration
• Data Analysis
• Mathematics
• Wildlife Biology

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “In addition to practical environmental science knowledge, Bridgewater allowed me to develop important skills such as leadership, autonomy, organization, writing, and the importance of building relationships.”

    • Devin Lattimore '19
      Environmental Science
  • “With the help of Career Services, I was able to find an internship that gave me a taste of what field experience felt like in conservation biology.”

    • Genesis Aponte-Santiago
      Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife Biology
  • “BC’s curriculum really challenged me and pushed me to step out of my comfort zone, which helped me become a better person and professional.”

    • Jarret Horton '18
      Computer Science
  • “BC prepared me to be curious, ask questions, speak up when I don’t understand something, and be confident in my abilities.”

    • Gillian Eiserman '14
      Senior Software Engineer and Systems Designer