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Undergraduate Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

Requirements by Category


1. Mathematics

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


2. Physics

PHYS 1112, 1110, and 2213 for all majors.


3. Fourth Science

All students also take an additional math or science course designated by the major.


4. Chemistry

CHEM 2090. Majors in Chemical Engineering or those planning on a health-related career should take CHEM 2090 and then 2080. Students in Environmental Engineering should take CHEM 2090 and CHEM 1570/3570. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences majors should take CHEM 2090 and then 2080/1570.


5. First-year writing seminars (two courses)


6. Computing (CS 1110 or CS 1112)


7. Engineering Distribution

  • one introduction to engineering (ENGRI) course
  • two different category distribution courses (ENGRD), one of which may be required by the Major


8. Liberal Studies Distribution (six courses)


9. Advisor-approved electives


10. Major program

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


11. In addition to the first-year writing seminars, an engineering communications course must be taken as an engineering distribution, liberal studies, Advisor-approved electives, or Major course. See Engineering Communications Requirement.


12. Two semesters of physical education and demonstration of proficiency in swimming (university requirement).


The total number of credits required for graduation vary by Major.  Specific requirements for each Major are given in the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and on the Major websites.

* The total number of math and science credits (including any courses designated as math/science substitutes for specific majors by CCGB) must be ≥31.

** If a student takes both CS 1110 and CS 1112 they will only earn 6 credits total for the two classes instead of 8 credits.