Majors & Minors

Our undergraduate programs in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University prepare 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.

Along with our majors and minors, Rice Engineering offers an array of opportunities to add to the undergraduate experience outside the classroom and even abroad through clubs, programs, events, and more. Learn more about all our undergraduate programs and opportunities.


With more than 1,400 students, engineering students make up 36% of all Rice undergraduates. At Rice, students can choose from 18 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 Engineering BS* BA
Civil Engineering BS*
Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Concentration in Civil Engineering BA
Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Concentration in Environmental Engineering BA
Computational and Applied Mathematics BA
Computer Science BS BA
Electrical and Computer Engineering BS* BA
Materials Science and NanoEngineering BS* BA
Mechanical Engineering BS* BA
Operations Research BA
Statistics BS 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 Advising.


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

Undergraduate Research

At Rice Engineering, Owls do research. We are proud to offer broad-reaching and world-changing opportunities for undergraduate research experience. Get involved early and explore beyond your focus!

Learn more about getting started with your undergraduate engineering research.

Resources for Engineering Undergraduates

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