The James P. Keeter School of Engineering at College of the Ozarks began in fall 2016 with 24 students in the program. The engineering school moved into its new, state-of-the-art facilities on the north side of campus in fall 2018.
The College had a long history of providing a pre-engineering program. Alumni from the pre-engineering program went on to complete engineering degrees at larger schools in the region and are working in engineering positions in the Ozarks and throughout the US. The foundations in math, science, liberal arts, and the work, patriotic and Christian education that led to that success of the pre-engineering program remain with the new full, multidisciplinary engineering degree.
Engineering Degree Program
The engineering major at College of the Ozarks results in a B.S. in Engineering degree. It is a multi-disciplinary program, as opposed to a more focused, discipline specific degree such as mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. The multi-disciplinary engineering program provides the core engineering skills common to all engineering disciplines as well as an introduction to tools and techniques unique to wide variety of engineering disciplines. Opportunities are available for additional focus on an engineering discipline of interest. Students will learn about engineering problem solving in the classroom and laboratory and have opportunities to apply and further develop their skills working on projects and working alongside practicing engineers. The objectives of our program are structured to create engineers of value to our region, the nation, and Christ's kingdom. Learn more about the objectives and outcomes we want to instill in our graduates.
The College will pursue accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology at the first opportunity. Accreditation is not guaranteed, but the faculty is well versed in the accreditation requirements and is laying the groundwork now.