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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

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

Other commonly required courses

  • MATH 310 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 350 Multivariate Calculus
  • ECON 103 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • PHYS 350 Electronics and Instrumentation
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry

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.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.