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.
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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:
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 program coordinator, plus a completed degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited school of engineering.
It is the responsibility of the student to notify the program coordinator 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. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core
Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 120 Pre-calculus
Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to PHS 211 Physics for Science and Engineering I
II. Major Requirements:
General Chemistry I & II
General Chemistry I & II Labs
Computer Programming I
Introduction to Engineering
Engineering Mechanics I
Engineering Mechanics II
Analytics and Calculus I
Analytics and Calculus II
Analytics and Calculus III
Physics for Science & Engineering II (W)
III. Additional Requirements (choose one concentration below):
A. Students planning to major in Chemical Engineering should substitute:
Organic Chemistry I (W)
Organic Chemistry II (W)
B. Students planning to major in Industrial Engineering should add:
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
IV. Electives (including additional Bible):
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