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. 

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4 - Year 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:

Degree Requirements

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

36 hours


II. Major Requirements:

41-47 hours

CHE 121/122

General Chemistry I & II


CHE 121L/122L

General Chemistry I & II Labs 


CIS 171

Computer Programming I


ENS 101

Introduction to Engineering


ENS 103

Engineering Graphics


ENS 231/232*

Engineering Mechanics I and II OR



Organic Chemistry I and II (W)


MAT 122

Analytics and Calculus I


MAT 223

Analytics and Calculus II


MAT 224

Analytics and Calculus III


MAT 345

Differential Equations


PHS 212

Physics for Science & Engineering II (W)



Additional Requirements:

6 hours


Students planning to major in Industrial Engineering should add:

ACC 231

Principles of Accounting I


ACC 233

Principles of Accounting II



III.   Electives (including additional Bible):

16-22 hours

*Students planning to major in Chemical Engineering should substitute CHE321/322 Organic Chemistry I and II for ENS 231/232 Engineering Mechanics I and II.