Pre-Engineering

Overview

Within a sound liberal arts curriculum, Hillsdale College has included basic courses preparing students for graduate study or entrance into professional schools. The student planning such specialized study should consult the advisor in his particular field of interest for an outline of required subjects and should also consult the catalog of the institution at which he intends to continue his studies. Though requirements are fairly uniform within a given field, they do vary somewhat among professional and graduate schools.

Pre-Engineering Curriculum

During the freshman and sophomore years, students should take:

  • University Physics (Physics 201, 202 and 203), 15 hours;
  • Mathematics (120 (or 113), 220, 320 and 340), 14-15 hours;
  • Chemistry (101), four hours;
  • Freshman Rhetoric and the Great Books (English 101 and 102), six hours;
  • humanities, nine hours;
  • social science (including economics) nine hours;
  • Computer Programming (C), six hours;
  • speech, three hours.

The above curriculum should be a strong basis for entry into any engineering program but should be adjusted to reflect specific requirements for the chosen area of study at the engineering school of choice. Some engineering fields require additional chemistry courses. Chemical engineering students would replace Physics 203 with Chemistry 102. Students wishing to receive a degree from Hillsdale under one of the programs described above should add the College core requirements.