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2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Engineering Program

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Students planning to pursue an academic program in engineering may take the first two years of study directed by a pre-engineering advisor. Students should be fully aware of the curriculum of the institution to which they plan to transfer and must follow close advisement.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Pre-Engineering

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions. Science electives should be selected from Group A; Engineering electives should be selected from Group B.

4Substituted courses must be approved by the dean of Mathematics.


• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

•Additional courses or hours beyond those listed above may be needed for students to transfer as juniors to certain senior institutions. Check these courses.

     • CHEM 2010/2011   Organic Chemistry I/Lab

     • CHEM 2020/2021   Organic Chemistry II/Lab


First Year

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)

  • (3 hrs.)
  • (4 hrs.)
  • 1 Humanities Elective (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1 (3 hrs.)

    1 Humanities Elective (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1 (3 hrs.)

    1 Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1 (3 hrs.)


Second Year

Fall Term (17 or 18 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (16 or 17 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Pre-Engineering Program

General Education Requirements (42 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

Approved Humanities General Education electives1 6 credits
Approved Literature elective1 3 credits

History (6 hours)

2See note above.

Approved History electives1,2  6 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education electives1 6 credits

Mathematics (4 hours)

Natural Science (8 hours)

3See note above.

8 hours as required by the transfer institution from group A* 8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (21-23 hours)

Total Credit Hours 63 - 65

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