Undergraduate Study
Special Programs

Undergraduate (Departmental) Honors

The accelerated, intensive study through McCormick’s Honors Programs isn’t for everyone. However, if you’re up to the challenge, we encourage you to apply for honors in your area of study during your junior or pre-senior year, at least three full quarters before completing your degree requirements.

Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP)

The Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) is an early MD acceptance program into the Feinberg School of Medicine for high achieving Northwestern University undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment to a career as a physician. Northwestern University students are accepted during their third undergraduate year for matriculation into the Feinberg School after their fourth or senior year.

Certificates & Minors

The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science offers several certificate programs and minors. These academic options broaden the scope of your knowledge and provide you with the type of interdisciplinary study that makes a McCormick degree valuable.
The Global Health Minor is a Weinberg minor that is popular among BME students.

Cooperative Engineering Education Program

Students interested in the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Engineering Education Program should visit Engineering Career Development on the second floor of the Ford Building.

Study Abroad

Northwestern encourages students in all of its undergraduate schools to study abroad. Study abroad is a crucial part of a well-rounded undergraduate education. Study Abroad Office staff and advisers will work closely with you to help you connect your academic and personal goals to an international credit-bearing experience.

Engineering students who are interested in study abroad need to plan ahead for this pathway, as some courses need to be taken earlier than usual to accomodate for the quarter away.  If you are considering study abroad, make sure to become familiar with the Study Abroad Advice for BME Students.

Combined degrees

Northwestern engineering students can take advantage of several combined degree programs offered by McCormick, including the opportunity to earn two BS degrees simultaneously, the BS/MS program, and the Combined Music and Engineering Program