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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Michael Braunstein, PhD
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Most colleges of engineering accept students into their programs only after they have successfully completed a pre-engineering course of study. This usually takes the first two or three years of a student’s college career, and can be done at CWU. Then the student must transfer to the engineering school of his or her choice and apply for admission to the particular engineering program wanted. She or he will graduate from that college and therefore must satisfy its requirements.

The course requirements in engineering vary considerably for different fields of engineering and for various colleges of engineering. The most important step a pre-engineering student can take is to consult the catalog of the particular college of engineering the student hopes to attend and then to plan a program at CWU to satisfy as many specific requirements of that college as possible. Students whose plans are not definite are advised to follow the typical first-year program outlined below and have a firm choice of an engineering program by the beginning of their second year. The pre-engineering advisor can assist you in these matters.

Students selecting this program must have completed a full year of high school calculus, or have a satisfactory score on the Math Placement Test Form PC, which is given by the mathematics department, or MATH 154. These are prerequisites to MATH 172.

The Department of Physics also offers a bachelor of science, physics major-engineering, in which the student receives degrees in physics and engineering. Consult the physics department chair, or pre-engineering advisor for additional information about this program.

For more information please check out the Physics website: www.cwu.edu/physics.

Dual-degree Physics/Engineering Program  information.

Pre-Professional Programs Information

These programs are planned for two groups of students-those who want one or two years of college work prior to entering an occupation, and those who want to do pre-professional work for one, two, three, or four years before entering a professional school, university, or college.

The programs described are not to be considered unalterable. They represent patterns that generally agree with the requirements of many professional schools. Since there are many variations in the requirements of the professional schools, students should, after consulting the CWU catalog, select courses required by the institution from which they expect to earn a degree.

The following pre-professional programs are offered: pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-dietetics, pre-engineering, pre-law, pre-medical technology, pre-medicine, pre-nursing in public health, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary.

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