Tyler Hendrick '14
• Mathematics and computational science
double major from Granite City, Illinois
• Bearcat golf team
• New Student Orientation Leader
• University 101 Peer Mentor
• Fellowship of Christian Athletes President
• 2013 Leadership Summit
• Dean’s List
Tyler Hendrick '14 gets to experience the best of two collegiate worlds. As the first student to complete
the McKendree portion of its 3+2 engineering program, he will graduate from the Lebanon campus in May with a double major in mathematics
and computational science. He will then make a seamless transfer to the University
of Illinois next fall to complete his engineering degree.
“I knew I wanted to be an engineer. When I learned that McKendree was pursuing an articulation agreement with the University of Illinois, I knew it was the right place for me.”
Pre-engineering students take English, history, higher-level math and science courses at McKendree to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computational science or computer science. They go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering at the University of Illinois or Missouri University of Science and Technology. The program combines the virtues of a liberal arts education with advanced technical training at a top engineering school.
3+2 was an ideal fit for Tyler. “At McKendree I have developed a great work ethic that I know will benefit me both in the workplace and in life,” says the future electrical engineer. “The professors here have given me the foundation of knowledge in calculus, physics and computer science that will serve me well in my final two years at U of I.
“I have been lucky enough to be involved in many extracurricular activities. Some of my favorites have been the Student Government Association and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In these organizations I have made great friends and built my leadership and communication skills. They also taught me how to balance my schoolwork with outside activities, thus improving my prioritization skills.”
Learn more about McKendree University, the 3+2 Engineering program, the Mathematics program, or the Computational Science program.