The applied science and technology program is offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, which is located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. It is a broad-based, engineering-oriented program coupled with liberal arts coursework. It is designed for students seeking careers in fields that employ engineering and science, such as law, medicine, business, education or the media. Students in the program choose an allied minor.
Developed by GW’s College of Professional Studies, this bachelor’s degree completion program is for the individual who currently holds an associate's degree or has earned at least 60 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree.
GW’s biomedical engineering program is offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. This innovative program takes advantage of the unique combination of resources and opportunities that the engineering school provides through its connection with GW’s medical school and hospital and with the biotech industries and world-class laboratories in the Washington metropolitan area.
Located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the civil engineering program teaches the fundamentals in five major areas of civil engineering: environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water resources engineering, and transportation engineering. Using these fundamentals, our students participate in some very exciting projects—such as the clean-up of the “deadzone” in the Gulf of Mexico, earthquake protection of bridges and roads, and crash protection for children in car seats.
The computer engineering program at GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science prepares students to specialize in computer systems architecture, computer communications networking and very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) systems. Students build on this through high-profile research projects and internships made possible by our location in the nation’s capital. These are one-of-a-kind opportunities to be involved in cutting-edge research and internships at federal laboratories and high-tech companies.
The computer science program is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In this program, you learn software design, algorithms, and problem solving using computers, programming languages, and architecture of computer systems and networks. You can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and prepare for careers that span the spectrum from information technology, health sciences and homeland security to business, law and entertainment.
In the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s electrical engineering program, you will learn the fundamentals of the fast-evolving technology that is fueling the explosion in modern electronic devices and communication systems. From wireless technologies to nano-scale systems, you will discover the basics of electrical engineering design. so that you can take your place alongside the engineers who make daily advances in sustainable energy, telecommunications, health care, defense and other sectors.
A geographic information system (GIS) captures, analyzes, stores and presents data linked to location. Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geography, the geographic information systems program covers geographic data acquisition, geospatial database construction and management, spatial analysis and geovisualization.
Geological sciences’ faculty members are engaged in research on the geology and paleontology of the Appalachian and Rocky mountains, Asia and elsewhere. They collaborate with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and other international organizations. Research scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, environmental firms, the Smithsonian Institution and other agencies in the Washington, D.C., area augment the full-time faculty, providing a broad capability for education and hands-on training.
The GW Department of Mathematics is committed to high-quality teaching and research. The undergraduate mathematics major has three tracks: pure, applied and computational. Each is designed to give students a solid background in the theory and practice of modern mathematics.
The mechanical engineering program at GW is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. It is the broadest of engineering disciplines. We teach you the fundamentals in statics, dynamics, design, materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer—knowledge that lets you design and build creative solutions for our global challenges. You also get the opportunity to explore aspects of traditional mechanical and aerospace engineering as well as emerging research in biomedical engineering and nanotechnology.
GW’s organizational sciences and communication program ties managerial and executive success to the integration of knowledge in three key areas: strategy and change management, leadership and communication, and performance and talent management.
Through GW’s physics program, you can study the fundamental laws discovered in physics and see how they apply to all the sciences and the world in which we live. Physics is part of the natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Through courses ranging from classical mechanics to electromagnetic theory, the physics program aims to strengthen students’ abilities to use mathematical logic, deductive reasoning, developed intuition and careful observation.
The systems engineering program at GW is located in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, which is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In this program, you learn to apply engineering techniques and mathematical methods to assist decision makers in designing and operating systems optimally. You learn to do this by observing, understanding, modeling and predicting the behavior of the systems that naturally arise in fields as diverse as medicine, defense, manufacturing and management.