Pre-Engineering


This is a two year program in which students take core math, physics and chemistry classes in preparation for acceptance into an engineering program. Students need to transfer to another institution to complete their engineering degree.

For all pre-engineering areas except pre-chemical engineering, you should take the following science and mathematics courses in your freshman and sophomore years: Math 120, 121, 220, 222; Physics 150, 250, 300. Chemistry 105, 106 (or 117) is also recommended. Specific engineering curricula and universities have individual requirements. See a physics advisor for additional information and suggested electives. For pre-chemical engineering and/or ABET accredited engineering, see Paper Science and Engineering in the catalog.

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Two Year Plan

The following tables illustrate a typical plan to complete the program within a two-year time frame. Students taking different paths may take longer than the four year plan here. Please consult with and advisor when planning your major – some physics courses are taught only in alternate years.

First Year

​Fall I ​Credits
​Phys 111 ​1cr
​Math 120 ​4cr
​Engl 101 & Electives ​10cr
TOTAL 15cr
​Spring I ​Credits
​Phys 150
​5cr
​Math 121 ​4cr
​Engl 102 & Electives ​6cr
​TOTAL 15cr

Second Year

​Fall II ​Credits
​Phys 250 ​5cr
​Math 222 ​4cr
​Chem 105 or 117 ​5cr
​Elective Credits ​0-3cr
​TOTAL 14-17
​Spring II ​Credits
​Phys 300 ​3cr
​Math 213 ​4cr
​Elective Credits ​8cr
TOTAL 15cr