Applicable to students who begin their college careers fall 1998 and after
- To achieve a general education while pursuing a specific degree program in the College of Engineering, each undergraduate student enrolled in the college will construct a curriculum that includes course work in the following areas:
- Six semester hours of written composition (FC).
- Six semester hours in 300-and 400-level courses, preferably in the student's major, approved for the writing (W) designation. The (W) designation indicates that one of the conditions for a passing grade is that students write coherent, logical, and carefully edited prose in a minimum of two papers, at least one of which will be graded and returned before mid-semester. All (W) designated courses are taught and graded by instructors who have at least the master's degree and preferably are limited to an enrollment of no more than 35 students. The (W) requirement must be satisfied with courses taken on this campus.
- Nine semester hours of humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, & FA) area courses, six semester hours are required in a discipline (EH, PHL, for example). A six-hour depth (or sequence) study is required and may be taken in either HU, L, & FA or HI & SB. There are no mandatory general education requirements for literature or fine arts except as required for a specific engineering program.
- Nine semester hours of courses in the areas of history and social and behavioral sciences (HI & SB) , to include six semester hours in a discipline (HY, EC, for example). A six-hour depth study is required and may be taken in either HU, L, & FA or HI & SB. History may be included in depth courses.
- Twelve semester hours of natural sciences (N) and mathematics (MA) area courses to include eight semester hours of calculus-based physics, including two hours of laboratory; and mathematics at the MATH 125 level and higher.
- Either six hours of foreign language (FL) or computer (C) are required in addition to the humanities requirement. FL can count as HU credit if six hours of C courses are earned.
- Pre-professional, major, and/or elective courses applicable to the student's declared major program of study. Students are to consult with their major department/program area for specific course designations that fulfill this requirement.
- A course may be used to satisfy only one core requirement. For example: if a course carries a designation for both foreign language (FL) and humanities (HU) , it may only be used to satisfy one of the requirements. An additional course or courses must be completed to satisfy the remaining requirement.