Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Engineering Program (Pre-Engineering)

College of Natural and Health Sciences

The pre-engineering program is designed for students who intend to enter an engineering field. Students take one to two years of coursework at UNC before transferring to a university that offers a degree in engineering. Alternatively, after their second year, students may elect to complete the Engineering Physics Emphasis B.S. program or other science or math program at UNC.

On successful completion of this program, the student will be eligible to transfer to an engineering school in Colorado or elsewhere, or transfer to another science or mathematics program at UNC.

Required Major Credits

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry ILAS1

4

CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I LaboratoryLAS1LASL

1

CS 120Introduction to Programming

3

CS 160Structured Programming

3

ENG 122College CompositionLAW1

3

MATH 131Calculus ILAX1

4

MATH 132Calculus IILAX1

4

MATH 233Calculus III

4

PHYS 240General Physics ILAS1LASL

5

PHYS 241General Physics II

5

PHYS 321Elementary Modern Physics

3

PHYS 323Elementary Modern Physics Laboratory

1

NOTES: Any elective courses should be selected in consultation with one's advisor to ensure applicability to an engineering degree program. Some engineering fields require a second semester of chemistry.

Students in this program register under a physics major with pre-engineering as a second major and must have an advisor in the physics program.