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3-2 Engineering (B.A.)

Prepare for an engineering career—and for life. You’ll spend three years as a physics major at Gordon and two years at an engineering institution. In addition to significant engineering exposure at Gordon, you’ll benefit from being immersed in Christian community and engaging with other disciplines. You’ll delve deeper into your specialty area during your final two years at an engineering institution. In the end, you’ll hold two bachelor’s degrees—in physics from Gordon, and in engineering from the school of your choice.

Why choose the 3–2 Engineering Program at Gordon?

The 3–2 Engineering Program combines the best aspects of the Christian liberal arts tradition with focused engineering instruction. The result? A uniquely prepared person—one who is grounded in faith and understands the pursuit of engineering as a calling. You will be ready—as a competent, inventive and responsible contributor—to tackle not just the technical challenges of this century, but the greater, moral challenges as well.  

What careers can I pursue with the 3–2 Engineering Program?

About half of Gordon’s physics/engineering students go straight into graduate work (typically at nationally-ranked universities, with all expenses paid). Many are hired by top organizations in the industry and lead highly successful careers. Your educational experience can be customized to fit your vocational goals:

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Computer or software engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • And many others

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Go the extra mile!

As a physics student, you’ll participate in a yearlong research project—an opportunity to dive deeper into an area of interest together with your faculty mentor. You will also be part of a close-knit community that gathers regularly for shared meals, cheers on first-year students in their annual Robotics Competition, and always has fun physics and engineering projects in the works. Many students also choose to participate in other opportunities:

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Industry internships
  • Society of Physics Students: our award-winning student chapter of the American Physics Society
  • Sigma Pi Sigma: a national honor society in physics
  • Work on-campus as a teaching assistant or peer tutor
  • Graduate with honors: present an honors research thesis (minimum GPA: 3.5 in physics, 3.0 overall)


For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller 
Professor of Biology
P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life, Health, and Physcial Sciences

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