Majors (Programs of Study)

Biomedical Engineers link biology, medicine, and engineering to improve human health. Biomedical engineers may work closely with medical doctors to design and evaluate prosthetic devices (e.g. heart valves, spinal and hip implants); work with computer analysis of medical images; work with new materials for implants and tissue-engineered implants; and use computers to analyze genetic structures and functions. This major is commonly used as a route to medical school. The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters interdisciplinary activities across departments and colleges and maintains strong ties with the Carver College of Medicine.

Curriculum Guides:  Biomedical

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose a track that best fits their goals for their degree.
Tracks

If you need to petition to have a BME seminar waived or substituted, please use this online form.

Chemical Engineers use the industrial application of chemicals to make or improve the world around us. They use microbes to produce pharmaceuticals and chemicals; develop new sources of energy; create artificial organs; and design the next generation of polymers. They construct synthetic fibers to make clothes more comfortable, develop methods to mass-produce drugs, making them more affordable, and create safer, more efficient methods of refining petroleum products, making energy more productive and cost effective.

Curriculum: Chemical     Biochemical Track

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose an Elective Focus Area (EFA)  that best fits their goals for their degree

Elective Focus Area (EFA)

Civil & Environmental Engineers work with technology, people, and nature in designing and managing essential elements of society’s infrastructure such as highways, bridges, buildings, tunnels, dams, and water-supply systems. They also devise environmentally friendly ways to manage and process society's waste, destroy toxic substances, remove pollutants from the water or the air; and ensure the sustainable well-being of the built and natural environments.

Curriculum: Civil   Environmental Track

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose an Elective Focus Area (EFA)  that best fits their goals for their degree

Elective Focus Areas (EFA)

Electrical Engineers work at the core of many technologies we take for granted including: electrical power, wireless communication, consumer electronics, digital computing, computer software, computer networks, electronic databases, automatic controls, medical imaging, remote sensing, and the miniature devices that make all of these technologies possible.

Electrical Engineers find employment in all of these areas and, more generally, anywhere smart technology is employed. They consistently rank among the most sought after, and highest paid, technology professionals. Electrical engineering is also an excellent starting point for further study in medicine, law and business.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering fosters interdisciplinary activities across many departments and colleges and maintains particularly strong ties with the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Computer Science.

Electrical Engineers work at the core of many technologies we take for granted including: electrical power, wireless communication, consumer electronics, digital computing, computer software, computer networks, electronic databases, automatic controls, medical imaging, remote sensing, and the miniature devices that make all of these technologies possible.

Electrical Engineers find employment in all of these areas and, more generally, anywhere smart technology is employed. They consistently rank among the most sought after, and highest paid, technology professionals. Electrical engineering is also an excellent starting point for further study in medicine, law and business.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering fosters interdisciplinary activities across many departments and colleges and maintains particularly strong ties with the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Computer Science.

Industrial Engineers organizes the people, information, energy, materials and machines involved in the production process, focusing on plant design and management, quality control, and the human factors of engineering, e.g. how humans can best interact with technology. Industrial engineers may use integrated design and manufacturing techniques to renovate the production systems of a Fortune 500 company; develop data-mining tools to analyze and optimize patient care in a major hospital; assess driver distraction due to cell phone use in automobiles and develop safer driver assistance systems.

Curriculum:  Industrial

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose an Elective Focus Area (EFA)  that best fits their goals for their degree

Elective Focus Area (EFA)
EFA Submission Form

Mechanical Engineers use energy principles and mechanics to design machines such as engines and motors. Mechanical engineers work in the areas of automotive, robotics, manufacturing, and in the design of machines. They may develop robots for space exploration; use a computer to simulate freezing of human cells; improve devices to utilize alternative energy sources, such as fuel cells, wind turbines, and solar energy converters.

Curriculum: Mechanical

Elective Focus Area (EFA)
EFA Submission Form

Minors and Certificates

Many minors or certificates can be earned using your EFA or General Education classes. While the tables below provide some suggestions, they are not meant to be a complete list. Students should check the University Catalog and the department for exact details of completing any minor or certificate, and with their faculty advisor about how their credits will count towards your degree program.

Below you will find suggestions for:

 

Most minors allow only up to 3 s.h. (if any) of transfer credit and require a minimum 2.0 GPA in all minor classes.

Course pre-requisites are not always applicable to a minor. Always check with the department for full requirements of earning a minor.

 

Engineering-related minors

Always see the University Catalog for full details of minor

To see if you can earn a minor while completing your EFA, please speak with your faculty advisor.

Total S.H. required for minor

Math

15

Computer Science

17

Informatics

16

Environmental Sciences

15

Physics

15

Chemistry

15

Biology

15

Statistics

15

Human Physiology

15

Business Administration 36

 

General Education-related Minors

Classes for minor can be applied to the following General Education requirements:

Always see the University Catalog for full details of minor

 

Engineering Be Creative

(3 s.h. Required)

CLAS General Education

(3 s.h. Required)

Additional approved course subjects

(9 s.h. Required)

Total S.H. required for minor

African American Studies

(AFAM)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Aging Studies

(ASP)

No

Yes

Yes

15

American Indian Native Studies

(AINS)

No

Yes

Yes

15

American Sign Language

(ASL)

No

Yes

Yes

15

American Studies

(AMST)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Anthropology

(ANTH)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Arabic

(ARAB)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Art History

(ARTH)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Asian Languages and Literatures

(Chinese Emphasis)

(CHIN)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Asian Languages and Literatures (Hindi Emphasis)

(SOAS)

No

Yes

Yes

14

Cinema

(CINE)

Yes

Yes

Yes

15

Classics: Ancient Civilizations

(CLSA)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Communication Sciences and Disorders

(CSD)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Communication Studies

(COMM)

No

Yes

Yes

19

Comparative Literature

(CL)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Dance

(DANC)

Yes

Yes

Yes

15 (min 3.0 GPA)

English

(ENGL)

No

Yes

Yes

15

French

(FREN)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies

(GWSS)

No

Yes

Yes

15

General Art

(ARTS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

18

Geography

(GEOG)

No

Yes

Yes

15

German

(GRMN)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Global Health Studies

(GHS)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Greek

(CLSG)

No

Yes

Yes

15

History

(HIST)

No

Yes

Yes

15

International Studies

(IS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

15

Italian

(ITAL)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Japanese

(JPNS)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Journalism and Mass Communication

(JMC)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Latin

(CLSL)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Latin American Studies

(LAS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

15

Linguistics

(LING)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Music

(MUS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

15

Philosophy

(PHIL)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Political Science

(POLI)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Portuguese

(PORT)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Psychology

(PSY)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Religious Studies

(RELS)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Russian

(SLAV)

No

Yes

Yes

15

School of Social Work

(SSW)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Sociology

(SOC)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Spanish

(SPAN)

No

Yes

Yes

18

Sport and Recreation Management

(SRM)

No

No

Yes

15

Sport Studies

(SPST)

No

Yes

Yes

15

Theatre Arts

(THTR)

Yes

Yes

Yes

15

Tippie college of business

Economics

(ECON)

No

Yes

Yes

15

University college

Aerospace Studies

(AERO)

No

No

Yes

16 (min 2.5GPA)

Military Science

(MILS)

No

No

Yes

20

 

Engineering-related certificates

Always see the University Catalog for full details of certificate

To see if you can earn a certificate while completing your EFA, please speak with your faculty advisor

Total S.H. required for Certificate

Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate

18

Naval Hydrodynamics

18

Sustainability

24

Wind Energy

18

Large Data Analysis 21

 

General Education-related Certificates

Classes for certificate can be applied to the following General Education requirements:

Always see the University Catalog for full details of certificate

 

Engineering Be Creative

(3 s.h. required)

CLAS General Education

(3 s.h. Required)

Additional Approved Course Subjects

(9 s.h. required)

Total S.H. required for Certificate

Aging Studies

(ASP)

No

Yes

Yes

21

Critical Cultural Competency

(CCCC)

No

Yes

Yes

18

Disability Studies

(DST) (certificate)

No

Yes

Yes

19

Division of Performing Arts

(DPA) (Arts Entrepreneurship)

Yes

Yes

Yes

29

Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication

(FPC)

No

Yes

Yes

18

Medieval Studies

(MDVL)

No

Yes

Yes

21

Museum Studies

(MUSM)

No

Yes

Yes

18

Writing

(WRIT)

Yes

Yes

Yes

21

Entrepreneurship

(ENTR)

No

No

Yes

18

Leadership Studies

(LS)

No

Yes

Yes

20

Center for Human Rights

(HRTS)

No

No

Yes

18

International Business

No

Yes

No

29

Nonprofit Management

No

No

Yes

18