Earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering through our ABET-accredited program, or pursue a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering through our highly-ranked engineering department. Grove City College’s Electrical and Computer Engineering lays a solid foundation in engineering while giving you access to expert faculty mentors and freedom to find your unique place in the field as an inspired engineer.
Do you envision an impactful career with Microsoft, NASA, or Lockheed Martin? Maybe you dream of launching a startup like Gecko Robotics or bringing your engineering skills to the mission field. No matter your calling, our four-year program prepares you to become an effective and ethical Christian leader in the engineering world. Our Computer Engineering program will join our ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering program at the next accreditation cycle, ensuring that both these programs will provide you with the well-rounded skillset you need to thrive professionally and socially. You’ll also grow to approach engineering as a redemptive means of glorifying God—the ultimate source of inspiration to creatively solve problems and connect others with life-enriching solutions.
Our highly structured programs ensure you get a broad, thorough foundation in engineering with freedom to personalize your experience through optional minors and the senior capstone design project. Implemented in real-world situations, team projects span the spectrum and allow you to develop your passions. Whether you end up in research, design and development, management, field service, or education, you will be equipped to succeed. You’ll also be well prepared to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering and Professional Engineering exams (critical for many engineering positions). Additionally, our Humanities Core will broaden your intellect, strengthen your faith, and cultivate excellent critical thinking and communication skills—key to obtaining leadership positions in the field.
Our faculty serve as intentional guides and mentors who care about you personally. Freshman year your advisor would be the department chair himself—a testament to the great care our faculty extend to students from day one. With decades of diverse professional experience at places like IBM and General Electric, faculty are grounded in truth, live what they teach, and assist you individually to pursue your calling with conviction. They will challenge and encourage you to deal with mistakes constructively and gain resilience, and they’ll help you network with successful alumni, professionals, and companies around the country.
Beyond a dynamic hands-on learning environment, you will also benefit from countless internship opportunities obtainable through on-campus recruiting visits and our annual career fair that brings in nearly 200 eager recruiters. You can also pursue research projects guided by faculty surrounding topics like hearing-aides, wind turbine blade dynamics, electrohydrodynamic drying, and mobile robotics. Established as the world’s leading resource for robotics, Pittsburgh is only an hour from campus—creating excellent career opportunities during college and after graduation in conjunction with our robotics minor. Additionally, you can invest in community and gain leadership experience through various student-led campus organizations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
With a 96% career outcomes rate, you will be ready to land highly competitive positions or entry into prestigious graduate or professional programs at schools such as MIT, Virginia Tech, and Carnegie Mellon, among others. If you’re like nearly 100% of our students, you’ll pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam the first time you take it. In addition, you will stand out with an exceptional work ethic, integrity, and knowledge—qualities employers consistently notice in our grads. And you will have the opportunity to build your career with big names like Motorola, FirstEnergy, Honda, and more.
In 2020, U.S. News & World Report recognized Grove City College’s Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs among the top 100 nationally for undergraduate studies. The College has earned this ranking for several years now, coming in 55th nationally in 2017. It has been recognized for having one of the "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" at schools where a doctorate degree is not offered and has also been named a “College of Distinction” for engineering. Grove City College’s engineering programs also collectively earned spot No. 7 in the “Top 10 Engineering Degree Programs 2017” list produced by Christian Universities Online.
Department Fact Sheet
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Grove City College offers students multiple opportunities to conduct meaningful, relevant research alongside experienced, published faculty. Students may conduct supervised research during their sophomore, junior, or senior years and have access to laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and computer workstations.