Preparation for Engineering
College of Arts and Sciences
104 Overman Hall, 419-372-2421
The two-year curriculum outlined below closely parallels the introductory coursework of engineering schools and is designed for the student who expects to transfer to a college of engineering at the end of two years. Students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at BGSU may consider Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics in preparation for a graduate degree. Because the requirements in engineering colleges and in different fields of engineering vary considerably, the student should consult with the pre-engineering program advisor early in the first year in order to plan a schedule to meet the requirements of the institution and branch of engineering in which he or she expects to receive a degree.
Engineering is presently a high-opportunity career area, and a pre-engineering program at Bowling Green offers several advantages, especially for those students who are uncertain about an engineering specialty. However, students should be advised that all engineering specialties require a high aptitude for mathematics and quantitative reasoning. In order to complete the curriculum below in two years, a student must be qualified to enroll in MATH 1310 during the fall semester of the first year; this normally requires four years of high school mathematics and good mathematics aptitude.
Recommended Two Year Sequence:
- English Composition
- Calculus I, II, III and Elementary Linear Algebra
- Physics (one year of Calculus based curriculum with labs)
- Chemistry (one semester of general college chemistry with lab)
- Design and Engineering Graphics (one semester)
- Statics and Strength of Materials (one semester)
- Computing (introductory programming course)
- Economics (one semester of overview economics)
- Communication (one semester)
Electives will be required to complete a full schedule of classes each semester.