Major in Physical Science (Pre-Engineering)

The department offers two options in pre-engineering: the standard two-year pre-engineering curriculum, or a dual-degree program in which the student may receive a bachelor's degree with a major in physical science from Freed-Hardeman and a degree in engineering from an ABET accredited school of engineering after the successful completion of the prescribed curricula at both schools. The dual-degree is a 3-2 program, including three years at Freed-Hardeman and two years at the school of engineering. 


3-2 Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to pursue a degree in engineering has been created:

2013-2014 3-2 Plan

3-2 Plan for Pre-Engineering


2012-2013 3-2 Plan

3-2 Plan for Pre-Engineering


2011-2012 3-2 Plan

3-2 Plan for Pre-Engineering


Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Physical Science (Pre-Engineering)
Program Coordinator:  Dr. Charles Tucker

The advisor for the Pre-Engineering Program will prescribe the course of study for each student based upon the branch of engineering selected and the school of engineering chosen for completion of the program. A typical course of study is outlined below.

A pre-engineering student may be awarded a B.S. degree in Physical Science from FHU provided he/she has completed a three-year, 99 semester-hour program of study outlined by the department chairman, plus a completed degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited school of engineering.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify the department chairman of his/her intentions to graduate from Freed-Hardeman and to contact the Registrar to complete the application and other procedures for graduation. Application must be made at least one semester prior to the intended graduation date.

I. General Education Requirements
48 hours
   (Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display.")
   Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 120 Precalculus
   Limit III. B. Chemistry or Physical Science to PHS 211 Physics for Science
   and Engineering I
 


II. Major Requirements**

CHE 121 General Chemistry I 3 hours
CHE 122 General Chemistry II 3
CHE 121L General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHE 122L General Chemistry II Lab 1
CIS 171* Computer Programming 3
ENS 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENS 103 Engineering Graphics 3
ENS 231 Engineering Mechanics I 3
ENS 232 Engineering Mechanics II 3
MAT 122 Analytics and Calculus I 5
MAT 223 Analytics and Calculus II 4
MAT 224 Analytics and Calculus III 4
MAT 345 Differential Equations 3
PHS 212 Physics for Science & Engineering II (W) 4


42 hours
 


*Students planning to major in Civil or Chemical Engineering should substitute:
ENS 181 FORTRAN Programming for Engineers 3
 


**Students planning to major in Chemical Engineering should add:
CHE 321 Organic Chemistry I (W) 4
CHE 322 Organic Chemistry II (W) 4
 


**Students planning to major in Industrial Engineering should add:
ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II 3
 
III. Electives (including additional Bible)
6-9 hours