The Bachelor of Arts in Engineering degree is intended to provide an engineering background for students who desire more educational breadth in the liberal arts than is possible with the various engineering B.S. degrees. Students graduating with this degree might pursue more advanced studies in engineering, or they might go on to advanced studies in fields such as business, law, environmental science, medicine, etc. The degree is not ABET-accredited and is not intended to produce students prepared to work as practicing engineers immediately upon graduation.
Engineering B.A. students may declare a primary concentration of study in engineering. The primary concentration may be within one of the following five areas of engineering: biomedical, civil, electrical, environmental, or mechanical systems. Alternatively, students may develop their own tailored primary concentration in consultation with their advisor(s). A minor is required and must be selected from the liberal arts minors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences (natural science and mathematical science minors may not be selected). Engineering B.A. students complete a specified set of course work in mathematics, sciences and engineering, as well as the B.A. distribution requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Curriculum for the B.A. in Engineering
A minor in a liberal arts field is required. Students must meet University requirements: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy, Diversity (D1 and D1/D2) and Sustainability (SU). Note that the University requirement in Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is built into the BAE curriculum. BAE students should use distribution and/or minor requirements to satisfy D1, D1/D2 and SU. Minimum of 120 credits required; 97-101 credits specified below.
|Distribution Requirements (24 credits) 1|
|Foreign Language 1||6|
|Fine Arts 1||3|
|Social Sciences 1||6|
|Computing, Mathematics & Science Requirements (29 credits)|
|CS 020||QR: Programming for Engineers||3|
|MATH 021||QR: Calculus I||4|
|MATH 022||QR: Calculus II||4|
|MATH 121||QR: Calculus III||4|
|MATH 271||QR:Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|CHEM 031||General Chemistry 1||4|
|PHYS 031||Physics for Engineers I||4|
|PHYS 125||Physics for Engineers II||3|
|Engineering Science Requirements (36-37 credits)|
& EE 081
|Linear Circuit Analysis I|
and Linear Circuits Laboratory I
|or EE 075||Electrical Circuits & Sensors|
|or EE 100||Electrical Engr Concepts|
|ENGR 002||Graphical Communication||2|
|Engineering Science Electives 2||24|
|Engineering Design Requirements (8 credits)|
|BME 001||Intro to Biomedical Eng Design 3||2|
|or CE 003||SU:Intro to Civil & Envir Engr|
|or EE 001||EE Principles and Design|
|or ME 001||First-Year Design Experience|
|BME 187||Capstone Design I 4||3|
|or CE 185||SU: Capstone Design I|
|or EE 187||Capstone Design I|
|or ME 185||Capstone Design I|
|BME 188||Capstone Design II 4||3|
|or CE 186||Capstone Design II|
|or EE 188||Capstone Design II|
|or ME 186||Capstone Design II|
|Recommended/Optional Courses (0-3 credits)|
|ENGR 050||First Year Engineering Seminar||1|
|PHYS 030||Physics Problem Solving I||1|
|PHYS 123||Physics Problem Solving II||1|
Distribution Requirements: Consult the College of Arts & Sciences portion of this catalogue for courses approved to meet the Bachelor of Arts distribution requirements.
Engineering Science Electives: All BME, CE, EE, ENGR and ME courses (except ENGR 010). Must have a minimum of 9 credits at the 200-level.
First Year Design: This degree requirement is designed for first-year students. Internal and external transfer students may substitute 100-level or higher engineering (BME, CE, EE, ENGR, ME) credits for this requirement.
Capstone Design I and II courses must have the same course prefix.