UWRF is an ideal place to begin your engineering degree. We provide all the physics, mathematics and chemistry you need, plus your first engineering courses like Engineering Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials. We also offer courses in electronics, computer-aided design, and computer programming.

You can finish many or all of your general education requirements at UWRF. If you know what engineering school(s) you are interested in, we can work with you to match UWRF courses to the general education requirements of your engineering school and confirm that they will transfer for you.

What are the advantages of starting your engineering degree at UWRF?

  • Small class sizes with instructors who know you.
  • Quality instruction with award-winning professors.
  • Low tuition.
  • Individualized advising.
  • A supportive academic and social environment.
  • A nationally recognized department that has helped students earn engineering degrees for more than 30 years.
  • Excellent internship opportunities at companies like 3M, Banner Engineering, Cirrus, and County Materials.
  • Opportunities to participate in research experiences like those sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) or by UWRF's undergraduate research stipends, like those offered by the Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) program.

Unlike the Physics Dual Degree program which provides some assurance of admission to our engineering partners with recommended technical GPAs, students who are transferring to other schools to complete only an engineering degree will need to apply on their own and meet the transfer admissions standards of their target school. Advisers at UWRF have in-depth knowledge of these processes, but you should also research the requirements and expectations of your engineering school. 

Some of our pre-engineering students have gone on to finish their engineering degrees at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Purdue University, Old Dominion University, Iowa State, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, Georgia Tech, and the University of Arizona. UWRF offers engineering degrees in agricultural engineering technology and environmental engineering

For more information, please contact the Physics Department
See our Faculty and Staff contact page to reach a specific professor with questions.

Contact the UWRF Admissions Office, 715-425-3500, to schedule a campus tour.

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Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235

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