Admission to the Major

I am not an engineering major.  How do I change my major to engineering?

Students in other majors on campus or undeclared, should be in academic good standing, have a 2.0 gpa, and "C" or better in Math 131, ENGLWR 112 and either Chem 111 or Physics 151/153* to be admitted to the College of Engineering as a PR-ENGIN major.    Students should be admitted to PR-ENGIN status no later than their fourth semester at the University in order to have time to complete an engineering degree.  Students can pick up a "Change of Major" form from Marston Hall, Room 126 or the Registrar's Office.

I am a PR-ENGIN.  How do I get into my engineering major?

Each engineering department has their own specific criteria for admission. 

For Chemical Engineering: An overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and completion of the following courses with a passing grade:    Math 131, Math 132, Chem 111**, Chem 112**, Physics 151*, Engin 110 (or Engin 111, 112 or 113), and Chem-Eng 120.

For Civil Engineering: An overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a "C" or better in Math 131, Chem 111**, Englwr 112, and Engin 111 (or Engin 110, 112 or 113).

For Electrical or Computer Engineering: An overall cumulative gpa of 2.0 and grades of "C" or better in Math 131, Math 132, Englwr 112, Physics 151*, Engin 112 and CMPSCI 121.

For Mechanical or Industrial Engineering: An overall cumulative gpa of 2.0 and grades of "C" or better in Math 131, Math 132, Physics 151/153*, Chem 111**, Engin 113 (or Engin 110, 111 or 112), M&I-Eng 124 (or Chem-Eng 120 or CE-Engin 121 or CMPSCI 121) and Englwr 112.

* Physics 151 (4 credits) for students who entered the University after June 2010.

**Chem 111 and Chem 112 may be satisfied by taking the Honors equivalents: Chem 121H and Chem 122H.

Notes: For majors that require a "C" or better in the above courses, a "C-" or lower is not sufficient to satisy the requirement. 

Any Engin course (110, 111, 112, and 113) can satisy any other for admission to majors.  For example, if a student takes Engin 110 (Intro to Chemical Engin.) and then decides to major in Civil Engineering, he/she does not need to take Engin 111.  The exception is Electrical or Computer Engineering.  Students entering one of these majors must take Engin 112.