Engineering and Applied Science

Engineering and Applied Science

The School of Engineering & Applied Science offers degrees in the following:


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering Management
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Students interested in the engineering fields, with the exception of Computer Science, will take courses from a common curriculum freshman year.   

Students interested in Computer Science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science do not take the common curriculum for first year engineering students. 

Engineering majors must take the following math and science courses in the first semester to be on track for graduation in four years:

  • ENSC 100 Introduction to Engineering
  • MATH 157 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I**
  • CPSC 121 Computer Science I
  • CHEM 101/L General Chemistry with Lab OR PHYS 103/L/R Scientific Physics with Lab and Recitation***

Computer Science majors take the following courses in the first semester:

  • CPSC 121 Computer Science I
  • MATH 157 Calculus & Analytical Geometry**

Students intending to major in engineering must be strong in science and math. To ensure your readiness for this type of major, you should have completed the following in high school:

  • 3 years of science
  • 4 years of math (through at least pre-calculus level)
  • Higher than average grades in science and math courses

Furthermore, you should understand that you will be taking multiple science and math based courses every semester. Any deviation may cause a delay in your four-year graduation plan.

**Placement into MATH 157 is evaluated by Academic Advising and Assistance and the Math Department using the student's high school transcript and standardized test scores. Students not ready for MATH 157 will start in MATH 147 (Pre-calculus). Starting in MATH 147 may postpone your graduation date and/or require a summer session to get back on track for a four-year graduation.

***Some engineering majors will be placed into Physics (in place of Chemistry) first semester, depending on high school transcripts, college credit, and math preparation.  Others may be placed into two higher level math courses, or CPEN 230/L Digital Logic, depending on transfer credits and readiness, in lieu of a science their first semester.

For program information and course descriptions, please visit the on-line Undergraduate Catalogue. You will follow the 2014-15 Undergraduate Catalogue.  This catalogue is currently under construction but should be posted sometime this summer.  In the meantime, please refer to the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalogue, as much of the information is the same.

What other courses are required of GU students? Learn more about core requirements.