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 Why Choose SRU for Pre-Engineering?  



When it comes down to making the decision on where to enroll for your higher education, there are a lot of factors that must be considered. Students often ask us, “Why would I choose SRU over another school’s engineering or pre-engineering program?” We advise students to maximize the value they get out of their college education, and in that area, Slippery Rock University excels.

Our students can graduate with two bachelor’s degrees in as little as five years. This is a tremendous value, particularly in today’s economic environment, where the affordability of a public university education complements the incredible quality of academic studies here at SRU. Additionally, Slippery Rock pre-engineering students routinely find themselves better prepared and with a more solid theoretical foundation than those students who start at our partner universities in their first year. This reflects the high quality education in physics that our pre-engineering students receive during their time here.

This is no surprise to us! Slippery Rock University faculty are recognized for “innovative pedagogies derived from physics education research.” Here, educating and mentoring our students is our primary focus. That means that students will never be taught by a graduate student or an upperclassman at SRU. We feel as if that dilutes the student’s educational experience and does not properly prepare them to apply the science of physics in creative and complex ways.

We invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions about physics or pre-engineering. We’re convinced that you’ll be excited by all of the things happening in our department, and we can’t wait to have you join us!

 Is Engineering for you?

  • Do you enjoy solving problems and putting ideas into action?
  • Are you interested in a high-paying career?
  • Are you curious about how things work?
  • Are you interested in improving the environment?
  • Are you interested in helping people live better?
  • Are you detailed oriented?
  • Are you creative?
  • Do you like to be challenged?

If you answered yes to some of these questions, then engineering may be a profession for you.

Featured Student:
Laura Ordaz
Laura Ordaz - Featured Student