A tour of the Valpo Solar Energy Research Facility

Engineering PLUS Program

Interested in engineering PLUS other topics?

Do you love engineering but want to expand your education? Do you want to be more marketable to industry or graduate school? Do you just love to learn? The Valparaiso University College of Engineering PLUS Program may be right for you!

The Engineering PLUS Program allows you to graduate in four years with a bachelor of science in bioengineering(biomechanical track), civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, or mechanical engineering and supplement your major degree with a desirable complementary major or minor by adding 9 credit hours of courses in the summer between your freshman and sophomore years (additional cost required).

Students who participate in the Engineering PLUS Program will complete a minimum of three courses from the following list in the summer between their freshman and sophomore year:

  • GE 109: Mechanics-Statics
  • THEO 200: The Christian Tradition
  • ME/CE 215: Mechanics of Materials
  • ECE 251: Engineering Programming I
  • Math course or a Business Course

Major and Minor Options

  • Complimentary Math Major
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Fundamentals of Business Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Business Analytics Minor
  • Complementary Math Major
  • Mechanical Engineering Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Fundamentals of Business Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Business Analytics Minor
  • Complementary Math Major
  • Bioengineering Minor
  • Mechanical Engineering Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Fundamentals of Business Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Business Analytics Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Complementary Math Major
  • Bioengineering Minor
  • Mechanical Engineering Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Fundamentals of Business Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Business Analytics Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Mechanical Engineering Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Fundamentals of Business Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Business Analytics Minor
  • Complementary Math Major
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Fundamentals of Business Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Business Analytics Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
Why should you complement your Valpo Engineering Degree with a PLUS option?
  • The entrepreneurship minor can help prepare you to start your own company or create your own products
  • A biology minor makes engineers more marketable to health care industries
  • The fundamentals of business minor prepares you to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
  • Engineering graduate programs desire well-rounded engineers
  • An engineering minor makes engineers more marketable to any industry
  • The business analytics minor helps enhance your skills through the effective use of data
  • A chemistry minor makes engineers more marketable to environmental services or process industries
  • An engineering can never know too much math