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Associate in Science in Pre-Engineering

The Associates in Science in Pre-Engineering degree is designed for students who plan to transfer into an engineering bachelor's degree program after completing their general education and preliminary math and science courses at Columbia College. It is extremely important for students to work with an advisor to select elective coursework appropriate to the type of engineering they plan to study and to the institution that they plan to transfer to. Students who are not prepared to take MATUH 201 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I during their first term should not expect to complete this degree in four semesters (eight sessions).

Degree Requirements


  ENGL 111View Syllabus English Composition I 3 hrs


General Education Requirements

24-26 hrs

  CISS 170View Syllabus Introduction to Computer Information Systems or 3 hrs
  CISS 171 Introduction to Computer Information Systems for MAC Users or
  CISS 176 Introduction to Computer Science
  COMM 110View Syllabus Introduction to Speech 3 hrs
  ECON 293View Syllabus Macroeconomics or 3 hrs
  ECON 294 Microeconomics
  ENGL 112View Syllabus English Composition II 3 hrs
  HIST 102View Syllabus Western Civilization II or
  HIST 121 American History to 1877 or 3 hrs
  HIST 122 American History Since 1877 or
  POSC 111 American National Government
  MATH 201View Syllabus Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or 5 hrs
  MATH 215 Differential Calculus
  Arts, Humanities, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences (two additional courses are chosen by the student in consultation with an advisor) 6 hrs


Major Area Requirements

26-27 hrs

  CHEM 110View Syllabus Chemistry I 3 hrs
  CHEM 111LView Syllabus Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience 2 hrs
  MATH 222View Syllabus Calculus and Analytic Geometry II or 5 hrs
  MATH 226ANDMATH235Syllabus Not Available Integral Calculus Part I and Integral Calculus Part II
  MATH 300View Syllabus Multivariate Calculus 3 hrs
  MATH 370View Syllabus Differential Equations 3 hrs
  PHYS 211View Syllabus Calculus-Based Physics I 5 hrs
  PHYS 212View Syllabus Calculus-Based Physics II 5 hrs


Major Area Electives

3-5 hrs

  At least one additional course should be selected in consultation with an advisor from the following list. Science lecture courses must be taken in combination with lab component.
  BIOL 110View Syllabus Principles of Biology I and 3 hrs
  BIOL 110LView Syllabus Principles of Biology I Laboratory 2 hrs
  CHEM 112View Syllabus Chemistry II and 3 hrs
  CHEM 112LView Syllabus Chemistry II Laboratory 2 hrs
  CISS 238View Syllabus Java Programming 3 hrs
  CISS 240View Syllabus Introduction to Programming 4 hrs
  CISS 241View Syllabus Programming I 3 hrs
  ENGL 204View Syllabus Technical Writing 3 hrs
  GEOL 110View Syllabus Introduction to Physical Geology and 3 hrs
  GEOL 110LView Syllabus Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 2 hrs
  MATH 303View Syllabus Linear Algebra 3 hrs
  MATH 338View Syllabus Mathematical Statistics and Probability 3 hrs

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