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Sample Program of Study - Pre-Engineering

The actual program make-up will vary according to the particular discipline or school. Most programs will consiste of engineering science courses, mathematics courses in calculus and differential equations, science courses in physics and chemistry, communication courses in composition, speech, and graphic communication, and courses in the humanities and social sciences. Wayne State College collaborated with South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMandT) to develop an engineering science concentration. If the students knows which engineering discipline they are interested in, they should contact the coordinator of the programs noted on the reverse of this sheet for a specific program of study. The program below is only for student uncertain of which engineering discipline interests them.

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

ENG 102 Composition Skills I

3

MAT 140 Calculus I

5

PHY 115 Professionalism in Science

2

PHY 301 University Physics I

4

PHY 321 Physics Lab I

1

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication

3

MAT 240 Calculus II

5

*PED 103 Lifestyle Assessment

2

PHY 302 University Physics II

4

PHY 322 Physics Lab II

1

**Elective General Education

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

CSC 150 Programming Fundamentals I

3

MAT 340 Calculus III

4

PHY 214 Applied Statics

3

**Elective General Education

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

MAT 250 Differential Equations

3

PHY 215 Applied Dynamics

3

***Elective Natural Science

3

Electives General Education

3

*Most institutions have a "wellness" requirement of 2 to 3 credits. Some institutions either require or allow physical education classes to meet this requirement but in many, if not most, cases PED 103 is the transferable class.

**Studies in the humanities and social sciences serve not only to meet the objectives of a broad education but also to meet the objectives of the engineering profession. Therefore, studies in the humanities and social sciences must be planned to reflect a rationale or fulfill an objective appropriate to the engineering profession as well as Wayne State College's and the receiving engineering college's objectives. To satisfy this requirement, the courses selected must provide both breadth and depth and not be limited to a selection of unrelated introductory courses. Such course work must meet the generally accepted definitions that humanities are the branches of knowledge concerned with man and his culture, while social sciences are the studies of individual relationships in and to society. Examples of qualifying subjects are philosophy, religion, history, literature, fine arts, sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics, and foreign languages other than English or a student's native language. Subjects such as accounting, management, finance, personnel administration, personal economics and military training do not fulfill the objectives desired of the humanities and social sciences content.

 ***Engineers will take a fair amount of science courses but this science elective should reflect the receiving engineering college's requirement for citizenship of the engineer to the environment or humanity and not just the science directly and specifically pursuant to the engineer's field.