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 1||6|
|Fine Arts 1||3|
|Social Sciences 1||6|
|Computing, Mathematics & Science Requirements (29 credits)|
|CS 020||Programming for Engineers||3|
|MATH 021||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 022||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 121||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 271||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 (35-36 credits)|
|EE 003||Linear Circuit Analysis I||3-4|
|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||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 3||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 3||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 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.