3 + 2 Engineering Program (Pre-Engineering)


A unique program for students with their sights set on engineering.

The University of Saint Mary offers a dual-degree partnership program with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) engineering program. Every student in the program receives individualized attention from expert faculty while building a strong academic foundation for success at UMKC.

In addition to USM’s core-mathematics track and general-education requirements, pre-engineering students will complete engineering courses while attending UMKC.

  • Freshman, sophomore, and junior year, students study at USM—under the 3+2 plan.

  • As a junior, students apply to UMKC.

  • Upon acceptance to UMKC, students embark on a two-year course of study* at UMKC (at the conclusion of their junior year).

  • After two years at UMKC, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in either Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and a USM Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.

For more information, email Dr. Rick Silvey at SilveyR@stmary.edu or USM’s Admissions Office at 913-682-5151 or admissions@stmary.edu.

Program Agreement

*Two years is the approximate length of UMKC’s engineering coursework.