2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Engineering Program

Physics Department 
Bowers Hall, Room 144

Cooperative Degree Program for Chemistry and Physics Majors

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Physics and Engineering

Majors Offered

Chemistry/Engineering (3+2) [CEN]
Physics/Engineering (3+2) [PEN]


SUNY Cortland participates in 3+2 engineering programs in which students spend three years on the Cortland campus majoring in chemistry or physics and then spend two years on a cooperating campus majoring in engineering. Those who complete this program receive two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Physics, and a bachelor of science in a field of engineering. Schools that our students have attended include:

Clarkson University

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering:

  • Biomedical Engineering Science
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

 Civil and Environmental Engineering:

  • Environmental
  • Surveying and Construction
  • Geotechnical, Structural
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources
  • Engineering Science

 Electrical and Computer Engineering:

  • Communication Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Engineering Science
  • Biomedical and Environmental Systems

 Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering:

  • Aviation
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Engineering Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Power
  • Urban Transportation
  • Manufacturing Technology

State University College of Ceramics at Alfred University

  • Ceramic Engineering

State University of New York at Binghamton

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Case Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fluid and Thermal Sciences Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Metallurgy and Materials Science Engineering
  • Polymer Science Engineering
  • Systems and Control Engineering
  • undesignated


A decision to enter the 3+2 program should be made upon admission to SUNY Cortland as a freshman. Transfer students generally cannot complete the Cortland phase of the program in three years.