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Pre-Engineering requirements in the sciences depend on the engineering program to which the student transfers, but most programs require the same set of foundation courses. Additional coursework depends on the school and engineering major the student chooses. In addition to these courses, students are required to complete all of their Earlham general education and graduation requirements before they transfer. This can be challenging to fit into three years, so consult with your adviser and the 3-2 Program Liaison early and often!

Foundation courses

  • PHYS 125 Analytical Physics I: Mechanics
  • PHYS 235 Analytical Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics and Waves
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry
  • MATH 180 Calculus A
  • MATH 280 Calculus B
  • MATH 320 Differential Equations
  • MATH 350 Multivariate Calculus
  • CS 128 Programming and Problem Solving

Other commonly required courses

  • MATH 310 Linear Algebra
  • ECON 100 Introduction to Economics
  • PHYS 350 Electronics and Instrumentation

The number of additional required courses varies a great deal across programs, so it is important to consult with your adviser and the 3-2 Program Liaison as soon as possible to make sure you are on track to complete the requirements.