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    May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog of Courses 
    
2023-2024 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Major


REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ENGINEERING:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 32-34


All Fort Lewis College degrees require the completion of the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). Liberal Arts Core requirements may be satisfied by major requirements. (aka. “double dipping”)

See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

First-Year Launch Course 1 course FLC 100  (Credits:1)
     
Communication 2 courses COMP 150  AND one CO2 course (Credits: 6)
         OR
    One CO2 course AND One CO3 course (Credits: 6)
     
Mathematics 1 course One MA1 course (Credits: 3-4)
     
Arts & Humanities 2 courses Two AH courses (Credits: 6)
     
History 1 course One HI course (Credits: 3)
     
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1 course One SS course (Credits: 3)
     
Additional AH/HI/SS 1 course One additional AH or HI or SS course (Credits: 3)
     
Natural & Physical Sciences 2 courses Two SC courses - one MUST include a lab (Credits: 7-8)

Major Requirements: Credits: 95


Note: The total major credit requirement listed above does not include credits from liberal arts core courses that may be used to satisfy major requirements. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the major including departmental choice courses, concentration courses and Interdisciplinary and Preparatory courses.

Major Choice:


You may complete the major choice course requirements for this major in one of two ways:

1) Complete the General Engineering section shown below.

2) Complete the requirements of an area of Concentration (Applied Physics, Biomechanical, Computer/Digital Systems, Energy, Environmental, Global Engineering, Infrastructure, Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Recreational Equipment Design, Remote Sensing, Robotics, Structures and Mechanics.) If you complete a concentration, the concentration will be noted on transcript.

Interdisciplinary & Preparatory Courses:

A maximum of two courses from the following list can be taken from outside the department (CE, ENGR, PHYS). These courses count towards the Departmental Choice section.

Applied Physics Concentration:


Additional Departmental Courses:

  • Complete additional courses from the Departmental Choice list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) credits.

Biomechanical Concentration:


Biomechanical Courses:

Complete four (4) courses from the list below with at least two courses from the ENGR, CE and PHYS curriculum:

Additional Departmental Choice Courses:

  • Complete additional choices from the Departmental Choices list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) choice credits. If you have completed the maximum two courses from outside the department (CE, ENGR, PHYS) on the requirement above then all additional choices must be from ENGR, CE, and PHYS curriculum.

Computer/Digital Systems Concentration:


Computer/Digital Systems Choice Courses:

Complete four (4) courses from the list below:

Additional Departmental Choice Courses:

  • Complete additional choices from the Departmental Choice list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) choice credits.

Energy Concentration:


Energy Choice Courses:

Complete four (4) courses from the list below with at least two from the ENGR, CE or PHYS curriculum:

Additional Departmental Choice Courses:

  • Complete additional choices from the Departmental Choice list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) choice credits. If you have completed the maximum two courses from outside the department (CE, ENGR, PHYS) on the requirement above then all additional choices must be from ENGR, CE, and PHYS curriculum.

Environmental Concentration:


Additional Departmental Choice Courses:

  • Complete additional choices from the Departmental Choices list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) elective credits. If you have completed the maximum two courses from outside the department (CE, ENGR, PHYS) on the requirement above then all additional choices must be from ENGR, CE, and PHYS curriculum.

Global Engineering Concentration:


Additional Departmental Choice Courses:

  • Complete additional choices from the Departmental Choice list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) choice credits. If you have completed the maximum two courses from outside the department (CE, ENGR, PHYS) on the requirement above then all additional choices must be from ENGR, CE, and PHYS curriculum.

Nanotechnology and Materials Science Concentration:


Nanotechnology and Materials Science Choice Courses:

Complete four (4) courses from the list below with at least two from the ENGR, CE or PHYS curriculum:

Additional Departmental Choice Courses:

  • Complete additional choices from the Departmental Choice list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) choice credits.

Recreational Equipment Design Concentration:


Recreational Equipment Design Choice Courses:

Complete four (4) courses from the list below with at least two from the ENGR, CE or PHYS curriculum:

Additional Departmental Choice Courses:

  • Complete additional choices from the Departmental Choice list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) choice credits. If you have completed the maximum two courses from outside the department (CE, ENGR, PHYS) on the requirement above then all additional choices must be from ENGR, CE, and PHYS curriculum.

Robotics Concentration:


Robotics Choices:

Complete four (4) courses from the list below with at least two from the ENGR, CE or PHYS curriculum:

Additional Departmental Choices:

Complete additional courses from the Departmental Choices list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) choice credits.

Structures Concentration:


Structures Choices:

Complete four (4) courses from the list below with at least two from the ENGR, CE or PHYS curriculum:

Additional Departmental Choices:

  • Complete additional courses from the Departmental Choices list to reach a minimum of eighteen (18) elective credits. If you have completed the maximum two courses from outside the department (CE, ENGR, PHYS) on the requirement above then all additional choices must be from ENGR, CE, and PHYS curriculum.

Free Electives - Credits: Variable


Chosen in conjunction with your academic advisor to assure that the total graduation credit requirement for this program is met.  

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 33 credits or who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free choices.

Upper Division Requirement - Credits: 36


Among the total required courses, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses. This major may require additional courses to meet the upper division requirement.

Course Information


Prior to course registration, students should review all courses for prerequisites, minimum prerequisite grade requirements and minimum class standing.

Additional Program Notes


A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the major including departmental choice courses, concentration courses and Interdisciplinary and Preparatory courses.

TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 126


All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core and at least one major must be met. Many students choose to use free electives to complete the requirements for a certificate, minor or teacher licensure.

A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major, a certificate or minor.

A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Fort Lewis College. College-sponsored off-campus academic experiences are considered “in residence.”