Engineering B.A.E.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

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 declare a primary concentration of study in engineering and a minor in liberal arts. The primary concentration can be within one of the following four areas of engineering: civil, electrical, environmental, or mechanical systems. Alternatively, students may request to develop their own tailored primary concentration in engineering. The required course work for each primary concentration area will be determined by a committee of SoE faculty with research and teaching interests in areas relevant to the concentration topic. The minor 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 the mathematics and basic sciences and in engineering, as well as complete 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). BAE students should use distribution and/or minor requirements to satisfy D1, D1/D2 and SU. Minimum of 120 credits required.

Distribution Requirements (24 credits) 1
Foreign Language 16
Fine Arts 13
Humanities 16
Literature 13
Social Sciences 16
Computing, Mathematics & Science Requirements (29 credits)
CS 020Programming for Engineers3
MATH 021Calculus I4
MATH 022Calculus II4
MATH 121Calculus III4
MATH 271Adv Engineering Mathematics3
CHEM 031General Chemistry 14
PHYS 031Physics for Engineers I4
PHYS 125Physics for Engineers II3
Engineering Science Requirements (35-36 credits)
CE 001Statics3
EE 003Linear Circuit Analysis I3-4
or EE 100 Electrical Engr Concepts
ENGR 002Graphical Communication2
ME 040Thermodynamics3
Engineering Science Electives 224
Engineering Design Requirements (8 credits)
BME 001Intro to Biomedical Eng Design2
or CE 003 SU:Intro to Civil & Envir Engr
or EE 001 EE Principles and Design
or ME 001 First-Year Design Experience
BME 187Capstone Design I 33
or CE 185 SU: Capstone Design I
or EE 187 Capstone Design I
or ME 185 Capstone Design I
BME 188Capstone Design II 33
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 050First Year Engineering Seminar1
PHYS 030Physics Problem Solving I1
PHYS 123Physics Problem Solving II1

Distribution Requirements: Consult the College of Arts & Sciences portion of this catalog for courses approved to meet the Bachelor of Arts distribution requirements.


Engineering Science Electives: All CE, EE, ME and ENGR courses (except ENGR 010). Must have a minimum of 9 credits at the 200-level.


Capstone Design I and II courses must have the same course prefix.