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Pre-Engineering Dual-Degree Program

Pre-Engineering Dual-Degree Program

Students who participate in the pre-engineering dual-degree program attend Birmingham-Southern for approximately three years and then continue their education at an ABET accredited institution. After completing the academic requirements at both schools, the student is awarded a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern and an engineering degree from the cooperating institution.

The College maintains partnering arrangements with five schools for which admittance into those engineering programs is guaranteed after completing the Birmingham-Southern College pre-engineering requirements and upon a favorable recommendation by the College’s faculty liaison. The partnering institutions include Auburn University, Columbia University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University. The precise agreements with these partners vary and some have additional course requirements specific to their programs. Interested students are encouraged to contact one of the pre-engineering advisors for specifics on requirements for each school and engineering program.

  • Pre-Engineering (10 units):
    • MA 231 Calculus I
    • MA 232 Calculus II
    • MA 310 Calculus III
    • MA 317 Linear Algebra
    • MA 311 Differential Equations
    • CS 170 Introduction to Computing
    • CH 120 General Chemistry or CH 149 Chemical Principles
    • PH 121 General Physics I
    • PH 122 General Physics II
    • PH 201 Mathematical Tools for Physics

Pre-engineering students must also meet Birmingham Southern’s general education graduation requirements, with the exception of the senior conference. They should work closely with the program advisors in selecting specific courses required by cooperating institutions.

Although exempted from the 32-unit requirement, pre-engineering students must complete their engineering degree at the cooperating institution in order to receive their degree from Birmingham-Southern. Students who do not complete the degree requirements elsewhere will not receive a degree from Birmingham-Southern unless they return to the College and complete the requirements for another major as well as the remaining graduation requirements.

For more information about the Birmingham-Southern pre-engineering program contact:

Birmingham-Southern College
Office of Admissions
Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35254