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2020-2021 Catalog

Engineering Studies

Program Chair

Associate Professor Sanford Bernhardt

This degree provides a technical yet broad education that spans the physical and social sciences and the humanities; it is a liberal education for a technological age.

Students who choose this major value the analytical skills and technical literacy that the study of engineering provides. They do not intend to practice as design engineers, but want to be able to understand and communicate technical concepts and issues.

The curriculum provides a sound background in mathematics and physical science; basic engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills; concepts and analytical techniques relevant to specific areas of engineering; sensitivity to societal concerns through courses in history, government, economics, literature, and foreign cultures; and an understanding of human behavior through courses in psychology and sociology.

Engineering Studies Courses