Pre-professional Engineering


General Program (see advisor for specialties)
The first two years of any engineering curriculum are mainly math and physics. In addition, UW-River Falls offers several special courses for engineering. Thus a student will have no problem transferring to an engineering school as a junior after taking the first two years at River Falls.

It should be emphasized, however, that there are slightly different requirements for different engineering specialties and schools so a student should contact the pre-engineering advisor in the physics department as soon as possible.

General Education 15 cr. hrs.
ENGL 100, ENGL 200 6 cr.
ECON 201, ECON 202 6 cr.
COMS 101 3 cr.


Pre-Engineering 68 Total Credits
Required Courses: 55 cr. hrs.
PHYS 161 Calculus-Based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 166 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 162 Calculus-Based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 167 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.
PHYS 211 Scientific Programming 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
MATH 256 Linear Algebra 3 cr.
MATH 266 Calculus III 3 cr.
MATH 331 Differential Equations 3 cr.
ENGL 100 Academic Reading and Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 200 Investigating Ideas: Reading, Writing and the Disciplines 3 cr.
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr.
CSTA 101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 cr.
Electives depending on final engineering major: 13 cr. hrs.

Department of Physics

127 Centennial Science Hall

James Madsen-Chair, Earl Blodgett, Rellen Hardtke, Eileen Korenic, Lowell McCann, Glenn Spiczak, Surujhdeo Seunarine and Matthew Vonk