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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics/Pre-engineering, BS

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The BS—Physics/Pre-engineering Track is designed to prepare students for admission to engineering school. The student transfers to the affiliated engineering school after appropriate IUP course work has been completed. When sufficient credit from the affiliated engineering school has been earned, the student transfers the credit back to IUP to earn the bachelor of science degree.

Liberal Studies: 44

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Liberal Studies Elective: 3

Major: 34

Controlled Electives: 6-8

As required per engineering program:

Chemical Engineering:

Civil Engineering:

Electrical Engineering:

Industrial Engineering:

Materials Science and Engineering:

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Technical electives Credits: 6-8

Foreign Language Intermediate Level: 0-6


Free Electives: 4-12

(If no automatic transfer into the University of Pittsburgh)

Special Requirements:

Two years at University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering (4)

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) Credits are counted in the Liberal Studies natural science requirement.

(2) Some of these courses may be taken at the University of Pittsburgh.

(3) Six credits of computer programming will substitute for the foreign language requirement: COSC 110 , COSC 210 , or higher-level computer science courses (COSC 343   recommended), with department permission.

(4) A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for transfer to the University of Pittsburgh. Students transferring to University of Pittsburgh do not need a second writing-intensive class. Students need at most 64 additional credits from the University of Pittsburgh to receive the engineering degree.

(#) See advisory paragraph “Timely Completion of Degree Requirements” in the section on Requirements for Graduation . Students earn two degrees, hence the high credit count.

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