Wesleyan's 3-2 pre-engineering program provides an outstanding opportunity for students considering a career in engineering who want the experience of a liberal arts education that is seldom available in engineering schools. Typically students spend three years at Wesleyan, studying fundamental science, mathematics, and liberal arts coursework, followed by two years of specialization at an affiliated engineering school. The required pre-engineering coursework leaves substantial credits for the liberal arts, some of which must fulfill the general education requirements, but the remainder can be filled with classes of your choosing. The pre-engineering program (dual degree program) is a cooperative program with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, and Mercer University. During her time at Wesleyan the student should work closely with dual degree advisors (Dr. Joe Iskra or Dr. Charles Benesh) to ensure that she completes Wesleyan's proficiency requirements, general education requirements, and pre-engineering curriculum in preparation for her university engineering studies. Upon the successful completion of this nominally five-year course of study, the student will be awarded two undergraduate degrees - a bachelor of arts from Wesleyan and a bachelor of science with an engineering major from the cooperating university.
The applied mathematical science major is designed to meet the pre-engineering program requirements. It may be completed along with general education and proficiency requirements in three years, provided that the student is ready for Calculus I at the start of her freshman year and is committed to a rigorous course of study.
The pre-engineering student should take at least 15 hours each semester and be prepared to finish her Wesleyan courses in three years, prior to matriculation into the engineering program at the partner institution. The following courses must be taken at Wesleyan:
|YEAR ONE Fall Semester||YEAR ONE Spring Semester|
|CHM 101, MAT 205, WISe 101, Gen Ed Electives||CHM 102, MAT 206, ENG 111, Gen Ed Electives|
|YEAR TWO Fall Semester||YEAR TWO Spring Semester|
|MAT 207, CSC 216, PHY 121, Gen Ed electives||MAT 208, PHY 122, Gen Ed electives|
|YEAR THREE Fall Semester||YEAR THREE Spring Semester|
|MAT 210, PHY 205, Gen Ed electives||PHY 212, MAT 300, MAT 405, Gen Ed electives|
* This plan requires the student to be ready for calculus I in her first semester of undergraduate study
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