College of Engineering & Science

Kick-Start an Exciting Career in a STEM Field

Put your interest in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) to work building an amazing tomorrow. The College of Engineering & Science (CES) offers high-quality and immersive engineering and science programs that will ready you for a lasting career. 

At Detroit Mercy, we empower you to get hands-on from your very first day here. Unlock your full potential in small classes taught by your professors themselves – not teaching assistants. With years of experience in their fields, they offer you guidance, personalized attention and letters of recommendation for your next step. 

Discover all the benefits of studying at Detroit Mercy:

  • An array of internships and post-graduation employment options in a world-class economic center.
  • Countless opportunities for real-life, community-engaged learning and giving back to a dynamic city.
  • Participation in faculty-led research projects offering valuable experience in your future industry and the opportunity to have your name on prestigious published research.
  • A diverse and historic environment for building bonds with your fellow students and making connections that will last a lifetime.

Plus take advantage of our cooperative education program for engineering students. Grow with hands-on learning in your field, build your resume, and even get paid for your efforts (up to $30 an hour!). Our Center for Career & Professional Development also offers support for your job search needs and will help you build important professional skills like interviewing and resume writing.

No matter your STEM path, a degree from the CES makes you stand out in your field and kick-starts a career worthy of your talents. Apply today and undertake the transformative learning experience you deserve! 

Academic Programs

The CES offers numerous top-tier degree programs in Science, Mathematics and Engineering and Computer Science. We also offer minors in science and mathematics subjects, and pre-med programs to start you working toward high-demand health and medicine careers.

Regardless of the program you choose, you will:

  •  Learn in classes with a student-to-professor ratio of about 13:1, meaning plenty of personal attention from your instructors. 
  • Forge bonds and mentorship relationships with your professors.
  • Participate in hands-on learning in facilities such as our iNSPIRE Lab Learning Center
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Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs

Make your dream of a healthcare career a reality! The CES is home to a number of exceptional pre-healthcare programs. Whether you want to be a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, or another health or medical career, CES is an excellent place to start.  

It's no accident that our acceptance rate for pre-health graduates into health professional schools is 34% above the national average. Throughout your time here, you will:

  • Benefit from the personal guidance of a dedicated pre-health advisor to ensure you're on track to meet your goals.
  • Take part in hands-on research projects beginning your freshman year.
  • Receive strong and detailed letters of recommendation, written just for you by professors who know your strengths and interests. 

You've got what it takes to change lives. We've got what it takes to change yours.

ReBUILD Detroit

Interested in pursuing a career or further education in the biomedical social science field? Detroit Mercy's ReBUILDetroit Pathways Program offers intensive training and research opportunities for qualified students.  

I-Rise with U-Rise

Spend your summer learning and training with a diverse group of your fellow students in a laboratory environment with the Detroit Mercy I-RISE with U-RISE Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health. Prepare to excel in future biomedical Ph.D. programs with hands-on learning experiences and networking opportunities.

Launch Your STEM Career 

Employers frequently tell us that Detroit Mercy students stand out from the crowd. That's because as a College of Engineering and Science graduate, you will have the knowledge, skill and hands-on experience to thrive in competitive positions in your industry.

Follow in the footsteps of generations of other high-achieving Detroit Mercy graduates at major corporations like Dow Chemicals, Ford Motor Company and many more. Or if you are interested in continuing your education after your bachelor's degree, pick from top-tier graduate and professional programs. In addition to Detroit Mercy's excellent and cutting-edge higher-level programs, our graduates have gone on to study at world-class institutions around the country and the world.

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College of Engineering and Science News

MacKenzie Patterson stands smiling inside of the St. Ignatius Chapel.

May 09, 2024

Class of '24: Co-Valedictorian ready to care for world as Pre-Med graduate

MacKenzie Patterson's dream of becoming a doctor took shape at 11 years old after watching the great care doctors provided her mother. Patterson, one of the Class of 2024 Valedictorians, will graduate Saturday with a Biology degree and is preparing for the next step in her educational journey: Medical school.

U.S. Sen. Peters and National Cyber Director Harry Coker Jr. watch students talk near a vehicle in the Engineering Building while others look on.

April 16, 2024

UDM hosts U.S. Sen. Peters and National Cyber Director Harry Coker Jr.

U.S. Senator Gary Peters ’84 and National Cyber Director Harry Coker Jr., visited Detroit Mercy's Vehicle Cyber Engineering Program to see how students are engaging in critical cybersecurity labs.

Models of buildings are positioned on a desk.

February 25, 2024

UDM receives Department of Energy multi-million grant to help nonprofits increase energy efficiency

Scores of UDM students and faculty will help nonprofits in Detroit and southeast Michigan reduce their carbon footprint as part of a $3.79-million grant award to support energy efficiency.