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Program Overview

All students entering Ohio State in the College of Engineering enroll in the Pre-Major Program. During your time as a pre-major student, you will enroll in math, science and engineering courses that are foundational to the major (or majors) you are exploring. Through courses such as the Fundamentals of Engineering sequence, you will learn more about the many specializations within the field of engineering and "test drive" majors to see which subject area interests you the most. Below is a sample first-year engineering plan of study to give you a general understating of the coursework to expect the first year.

First-Year Engineering Plan of Study (sample*)

Autumn Semester

 

Spring Semester

Course Title

Course No.

Credit

 

Course Title

Course No.

Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculus I

MATH 1151

5

 

Engineering Math A

MATH 1172

5

Fundamentals of Engineering I

ENGR 1181

(1281 for honors)

2 (5)

 

Fundamentals of Engineering II

ENGR 1182

(1282 for honors)

2 (5)

Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves

PHYSICS 1250

5

 

General Chemistry

CHEM 1210

(or 1250)

5 (or 4)

General Education Course

(Example: Econ or Psych)

GEC XXXX

3

 

First-Year English Composition

ENG 1110

3

Intro to Ohio State & Engineering

ENGR SURVEY 1100

1

 

*Please note this is a sample schedule. Each student’s schedule may vary depending on their intended major.

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