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Pre-Engineering - AS

The Pre-Engineering degree is designed to provide students with the foundation courses in math and sciences, including the concepts and methods of engineering. The associate degree is intended to act as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in engineering and graduates are ready to continue their studies in a specified field of engineering at the university level. Students should be aware of the requirements of the intended university, as well as advisement from the STEM Department.

Credits earned to complete the requirements of the General Education Core cannot be used to fulfill the required credits of the program.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

General Education Core (32 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
Choose One (3 credit hours)
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
SPCH112 Interpersonal Communication 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (4 credit hours)
BIO110 General Biology I 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities (3 credit hours)
ENG203 American Literature to 1865 3
ENG204 American Literature from 1865 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
SPAN101 Beginning Spanish I 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
Area VI. Creative and Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
ART106 Introduction to Drawing 3
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
ART210 Art History 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
THTR125 Acting I 3
Area VII. Electives (6 credit hours)
Elective 1 can be any additional course from areas III or IV Elective 2 can be any additional course from areas II or III
Elective 1 (3 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Elective 2 (3 credit hours)
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
MATH116 Intermediate Algebra 4
MATH130 Statistics 3
MATH180 College Algebra 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4

Program Requirements (26 credit hours)
CS105 Introduction to Computer Science 3
CS121 Introduction to Programming 4
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3
MATH190 Trigonometry 4
MATH195 Calculus I 4
MATH212 Calculus II 4
STEM117 Introduction to Engineering 3
STEM250 STEM Capstone 1

Approved Elective (3 credit hours)
Students may select one elective course from STEM Department with faculty approval.