The Pre-Engineering Program is the first half of the engineering program that is common to all three of our degree programs: Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. These course provide the key skills needed to succeed in the engineering courses in the second half of the program. Students need a 2.75 grade point average in all of their pre-engineering mathematics, science and engineering courses to be admitted to the second half of the program in good standing. Students with grade point averages between 2.5 and 2.75 in their pre-engineering mathematics, science, and engineering courses will be considered for probationary admittance to the second half of the program and will be required to take and earn a B grade in a Mathematics Workshop that is only offered once a year in mid May.

Pre-Engineering Core:

Students seeking to major in engineering are first designated as ‘Undeclared with an interest in Engineering majors’ until they have completed Math 1800 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I. Upon successful completion of Math 1800 with a grade of C or better, students will be allowed to declare pre-engineering as their major. Math 1800 must be completed successfully within two attempts.

General Education Requirements

Humanities and social sciences electives must meet both the University of Missouri-St. Louis General Education Requirements and the Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements of the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. Check with your advisor for details.

Sample Pre-Engineering Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester

1st Year, Spring Semester

2nd Year, Fall Semester

2nd Year, Spring Semester

2nd Year, Summer Semester

*We recommend that students who are undecided about which engineering program to choose postpone taking Geology 1001A until they decide. This course is not required in order to enter the second half of the program, so it can be taken during the second half of the program.