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Not Sure Which Engineering Major?

Don’t worry—you’re not alone. In fact, almost one-third of our new students enter the College of Engineering without declaring a specific engineering major. During your first year, we encourage you to explore all engineering options and then make an informed decision on the major that is the best fit for you.

The Basic Program

All engineering students—regardless of major—take courses in the basic program during their first year. These courses prepare you for any engineering major.

  • Mathematics 165, 166 (Calculus)
  • English 150, 250
  • Chemistry 167 or 177
  • Engineering 160 (Engineering Problems)
  • Physics 221
  • Library 160
  • Engineering 101 (Orientation)

Professional Academic Advisers

Two professional advisers work with students who have not yet selected a major. These advisers can guide you to academic programs that match your interests and goals, assist you with your class schedules, and teach your Engineering 101 course.

Learning Communities

Meet other engineering students, form study groups, and plan social activities with a learning community just for undeclared engineering students. Our learning communities have peer mentors who share their experiences about how to be a successful engineering student.