College of Arts and Sciences
||Mairead Greene, Ph.D. (Program Director)
Rockhurst offers course work in engineering science as part of its two-two or three-two pre-engineering program.
Students who participate in the pre-engineering program have the opportunity to take a full science curriculum within a liberal arts tradition for the first two or three years of their engineering education. They are thus given an opportunity to examine the different engineering options without pressure or advanced commitment.
After this period, the student may transfer into an engineering program at our affiliated schools: Iowa State University, Marquette University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Santa Clara University, the University of Detroit-Mercy, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Notre Dame, or into any of the other accredited engineering schools in the region.
The curriculum is designed with flexibility, so that students can prepare for a degree in engineering or can change to any of the traditional areas of science or mathematics. By the sophomore year, they will be able to take two engineering courses (ES 3400 and ES 3500 ) in addition to MT 1800 - Calculus I , MT 1810 - Calculus II , MT 2800 - Calculus III plus one other mathematics course, which will allow them to transfer to any of the engineering schools as juniors.
Pre-engineering students have several options to choose from. One is to transfer immediately after two years and complete their professional degree in the normal number of remaining years as required by the engineering school. These students receive a B.S. in engineering from the engineering school. Another option is to take additional courses toward a declared major during a third year at Rockhurst before transferring to an engineering school. These students receive a B.S. or B.A. from Rockhurst and a B.S. from the engineering school—a desirable combination for entering the field of engineering. Of course, the student can always choose to complete the four-year B.S. or B.A. degree at Rockhurst with further graduate studies in engineering.
Anyone desiring additional information may contact the program director or the chairperson of the Division of Natural, Applied and Quantitative Sciences.