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Degree Requirements

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
Category Credits

1. Mathematics

  • MATH 1910, 1920, 2930 or 2940, and a mathematics course chosen by the Major.

15-16

2. Physics

  • PHYS 1112 and 2213, and, depending on the Major, either PHYS 2214 or a designated mathematics or science course. Majors in ChemE, CS, SES, and the Environmental Engineering Option in BE may substitute CHEM 2080 for PHYS 2214. Majors in CE may substitute CHEM 2080 or CHEM 1570/3570 for PHYS 2214. Majors in ORE may substitute CHEM 2080, CS 2800, or MATH 2930, 3040, 3110, or 3360 for PHYS 2214. Majors in BE and EnvE, and students in the Environmental Engineering Concentration of CE must take CHEM 1570/3570 instead of PHYS 2214.

8-12

3. Chemistry

  • CHEM 2090. Majors in ChemE, ORE, SES, or those planning on a health-related career should take CHEM 2090 and then 2080. Students in EnvE, the Environmental Engineering Option in BE, or the Environmental Engineering Concentration of CE should take CHEM 2090 and CHEM 1570/3570.

4-8

4. First-year writing seminars

  • Two courses

6

5. Technical writing requirement

  • Engineering majors must satisfy this requirement.

3

6. Computing

  • CS 1110, 1112, 1114, or 1115

4

7. Engineering distribution - Students must take

  • One introduction to engineering (ENGRI) course and
  • Two distribution courses (ENGRD), one of which may be required by the major


3

6

8. Liberal studies

  • Six courses

18

9. Approved electives

  • Two courses

6

10. Major program

  • Major-required courses  
  • Major-approved electives  
  • Courses outside the major


30


9

9

From 124 to 134 credits are required for graduation. The exact number depends on the Major; the specific requirements for each Major are given on the following pages. In addition, all students must complete two terms of physical education and pass the swim test, preferably in the first year.