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Department of Physics and Astronomy Pre-Engineering Associate of Science Degree

Associate Degree

ACHIEVE A BROAD BASE OF KNOWLEDGE IN ENGINEERING, MATH, AND SCIENCE

The program is designed to provide transfer pathways to a variety of University of Wisconsin System baccalaureate programs and consists of 61-67 credits. The total includes 45 that satisfy general requirements, 15-20 required to provide math and basic science courses relevant to engineering, and 3-4 engineering elective credits. Pre-engineering associate degree courses are delivered primarily face-to-face, with a few courses 100% distance delivery or 50% or more distance delivery.

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Why study Pre-Engineering Associate of Science at UW-Stevens Point?

UW-Stevens Point pre-engineering classes are small, and you will enjoy direct access to physics and engineering faculty from the start of your college career. Faculty conduct research in areas such as astrophysics, optoelectronics, materials science, liquid crystals, and femtosecond lasers.

TRANSFER TO UW SYSTEM ENGINEERING SCHOOLS

The UW-Stevens Point AS in Pre-Engineering allows for smooth transfer into engineering programs across the University of Wisconsin System, including these ABET-accredited engineering programs:

UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering

UW-Stout

  • B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Other Transfer Possibilities

Milwaukee School of Engineering, Michigan Tech, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and others. Your faculty adviser can assist you in evaluating other programs.

Completing the AS satisfies general education requirements at all UW System schools.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The pre-engineering curriculum gives you a solid foundation in math, chemistry, and physics to prepare you for acceptance into an engineering school. The Pre-Engineering Associate Degree also includes courses that will fully satisfy your general education requirements. You might take a few introductory engineering courses at UWSP, but the primary goal of the pre-engineering curriculum is to prepare you for the engineering courses you will take after transferring to an engineering school.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Students interested in engaging with the professional community may get involved in the Society of Physics Students at UWSP. More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

MEET YOUR FACULTY

Palash Banerjee

  • Professor of Physics
  • Principal Investigator, Applied Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory

Maryam Farzaneh

  • Professor of Physics
  • Physics/Engineering Dual Degree Coordinator
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Mark Holdhusen

  • Professor of Engineering
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