First-Year Students
Choosing a Major

In your first year, you'll work with the Undergraduate Engineering Office to select an academic path and find your Northwestern direction.

Below you can explore snapshots of the 12 undergraduate majors offered at McCormick. These snapshots will help you gain a broad understanding of what tracks are available and what you can expect from each department.

Major Snapshots

Explore each Major Snapshot to get an overview of our undergraduate departments, including:

  • Programs of study
  • Example courses
  • How your time will be spent in the program
  • Careers in the field
  • Recent graduate placements

Applied Mathematics

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Manufacturing and Design

Materials Science

Mechanical Engineering