Aug 17, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, B.S.E.

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering:

A student may become a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering once the student has:

  • completed 7 courses with a GPA of at least 2.0
  • been granted course credit with a grade of at least C- (or been granted exemption or credit by exam) in EGR 131 , MAT 120  or MAT 121 , PHY 161 , and one other EGR course that counts towards the Engineering major.

General Requirements

1. A minimum of 31 course credits. No more than two 100-level courses may be taken in the senior year without the permission of the Academic Standing Committee. No more than two All-College Independent Study course credits (280/380, 290/390/490, 296/396/496) may be counted toward satisfying the minimum credit requirement for this degree. No more than two full credits in 500-level adjunct courses may be counted toward satisfying the minimum 31 credits. 

2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

3. A major in Engineering.

4. First-year Program (these courses do not count toward the distribution requirement):

a. FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR: Enrollment in any course with an “FYS” designation on the Course Schedule, during the first Block of the first year. Specific goals for these courses can be found here.

b. FIRST-YEAR WRITING COURSE: Any course with a “W” designation on the Course Schedule, taken in the first year. Specific goals for these courses can be found here.

5. Distribution Requirements: Eight courses outside Mathematics and Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, and the Natural Sciences, including the following general education requirements: [Courses in this Catalogue that satisfy, wholly or partially, general education requirements are identified by a parenthesis near the end of the course description, e.g., (Humanities) or (Social Science). Courses not so marked do not meet these requirements even though there may be other courses in the same department that do.]

a. FINE ARTS: One course (or the equivalent in half or quarter credits) chosen from the following disciplines: Art, English, Music, Dance, and Theatre.

b. HUMANITIES: Two courses chosen from two of the following disciplines: English, Foreign Language, History, Philosophy, Religion, Art History, Music, Theatre, or Education.

c. SOCIAL SCIENCE: One course chosen from the following disciplines: Anthropology, Economics and Business, Education, Kinesiology, Politics, Psychology, or Sociology.

d. FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Credit in French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish 102; international students whose native language is other than English satisfy this requirement through completion of or exemption from the English as a Second Language program

Engineering Major Requirements

A minimum of 20 course credits distributed in the following areas:

Natural Science:


Suggested Course Sequence for B.S.E

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


  • EGR 271  
  • 3-4 EGR courses
  • 1 other sceince course

Year 4

  • EGR 385  
  • 3-4 other EGR courses