Majors & Minors

The undergraduate curriculum in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University prepares technically strong students and provides them with communication and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in professional and academic settings. Our degree programs offer hands-on opportunities and innovative strategies that prepare students to identify and solve real-world challenges.


With more than 1,400 students, engineering students make up 36% of all Rice undergraduates. At Rice, students can choose from 15 Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programs across our nine top-ranked engineering departments.

Degree Program BS BA
Bioengineering BS*
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering BS* BA
Civil Engineering BS* BA
Computational and Applied Mathematics BA
Computer Science BS BA
Electrical and Computer Engineering BS* BA
Environmental Engineering BA
Materials Science and NanoEngineering BS* BA
Mechanical Engineering BS* BA
Statistics BA

* Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Learn more about enrollments and degrees awarded for programs in the George R. Brown School of Engineering School.


For an example of what courses a student would take to earn these degrees, visit Academic Advising.


At Rice University, 25% of undergraduate students minor in one of these engineering-related areas:

Study Abroad

Participating in study abroad and global programs is the best way for Rice University students to become engineers who understand the world. Rice offers exciting opportunities for academic enrichment around the world. Through an international experience, we hope to help you gain a new perspective that enhances your life and career while shaping the engineer you will become.

Learn more about how you can study abroad as an engineering student.

Undergraduate Resources