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Engineering Majors

The College of Engineering currently offers fourteen major programs which span the breadth of careers within the profession. Click the links below to learn more about each major's curricular requirements, department highlights, and contact information.Student in Nano class

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Environmental Engineering
Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Materials Science Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Welding Engineering

Admission into each Engineering major program is competitive and is based on a student's academic performance in foundational courses. To assist students will academic planning and goal-setting, each year thirteen programs will publish application criteria that includes guaranteed admission standards for the following academic year.

To review the current admission criteria standards for students who are currently pre-majors and will be applying to a major program in Summer 2014 through Spring 2015, please view the Major Admission Criteria, Summer 2014 - Spring 2015.

Knowlton School of Architecture Majors

The Knowlton School of Architecture, housed within the College of Engineering, currently offers three major programs to prepare students for a career within the profession. Click the links below to learn more about each major's curricular requirements, department highlights, and contact information.

City and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture

Engineering Core Curriculum

The following classes comprise the Engineering Core Curriculum and are required for all engineering majors:

  • Engineering Survey (ENGR 1100, or 1110 and 1120)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering I & II (ENGR 1181 & 1182)
  • Engineering Calculus I & II (MATH 1151 & 1172)
  • Physics I (PHYS 1250)

Please Note: Each engineering major program will require additional mathematic and science courses.

General Education (GE) Requirements

In order to assist students in developing their skills and abilities in a variety of areas, students are required to complete a breadth of study via their General Education (GE) requirements. These requirements are established by the student’s first term at Ohio State, also referred to as the Admit Term.

Students who are entering Ohio state between Summer 2012 and Spring 2014 will follow these requirements:

Students who entered Ohio State Spring 2012 or prior will follow the corresponding General Education Curriculum requirements (GEC). To assist students with the transition from quarters to semesters, a list of semester courses fulfilling the GEC requirements can be found here:

For more information about your specific degree requirements, please contact an academic advisor in your program of interest.