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The College of Engineering's undergraduate curricula is a structured program of study. It is strongly advised that students closely follow their program of study so that all prerequisites will be satisfied. This also will ensure that each student will have the appropriate knowledge base for further study in their chosen discipline.

Please use the links below to learn more:

  1. Specific Program Requirements
  2. General Education Requirements
  3. Additional Requirements/Considerations
  4. Advanced Placement Credits
  5. Additional Important Information

For more info, please visit the Office of the Registrar's web site.


I. Specific Program Requirements

Click on the appropriate program of interest for more details:

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Bioengineering Concentration


II.General Education and Rowan Experience Requirements

The engineering curriculum includes the University's general education & Rowan Experience requirements, and a core of common technical courses. They are distributed accordingly:

Communication...........................................................................................3 credit hrs.*

To satisfy program requirements, you must include:

COMP 01.111 College Composition I (3 cr. hrs.)

* An additional 3 credit hours of College Composition II is incorporated in Sophomore Clinic I, and an additional 3 credit hours of Public Speaking is incorporated in Sophomore Clinic II.

Note: The courses required under the Communication Bank are integrated into each engineering program.

Mathematics and Science.......................................................................... 24 credit hrs.

To satisfy program requirements, you must include:

MATH 01.130 Calculus I (4 cr. hrs.)
MATH 01.131 Calculus II (4 cr. hrs.)
PHYS 02.200 Introductory Mechanics ( 4 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 06.100 College Chemistry I (4 cr. hrs.)
____.___ Computer Programming, as required by Program (3 or 4 cr. hrs.)
____.___ Introductory Electricity & Magnetism, College Chemistry II, or Biological Applications, as required by Program (4 cr. hrs.)

Note: The courses required under the Science and Mathematics Bank are integrated into each engineering program.

Social and Behavioral Sciences.................................................................... 6 credit hrs.

To satisfy program requirements, you must include:

ECON 04.102 Microeconomics (3 cr. hrs.)

Note: Microeconomics is required in each engineering program. Students are responsible for fulfilling the remaining 3 semester hours with a General Education course in Social and Behavioral Sciences. The General Education approved courses are listed annually in the Undergraduate Catalog. That documentation is available in academic departments, the Career and Academic Planning Center, and the Registrar's Office. These courses are also indicated by a $ in the Schedule of Courses. Course approval still rests with the academic advisor, and program.

History, Humanities, and Languages........................................................... 6 credits hrs.

Students are responsible for fulfilling the requirements with General Education courses in History, Humanities, and Languages. The General Education approved courses are listed annually in the Undergraduate Catalog. That documentation is available in academic departments, the Career and Academic Planning Center, and the Registrar's Office. These courses are also indicated by a $ in the Schedule of Courses. Course approval still rests with the academic advisor, and program.

Artistic and Creative Experiences..............................................................................3 credits hrs.

Students are responsible for fulfilling the requirements with General Education courses in Art/Music/Theater/Dance. The General Education approved courses are listed annually in the Undergraduate Catalog. That documentation is available in academic departments, the Career and Academic Planning Center, and the Registrar's Office. These courses are also indicated by a $ in the Schedule of Courses. Course approval still rests with the academic advisor, and program.


III. Additional Requirements and Considerations

The following additional general education requirements must also be satisfied:

a. All students must take at least one broad based literature course that is labeled as General Education Literature (LIT) in the Undergraduate Catalog.

b. All students must take at least one multi-cultural/global course that is labeled as General Education Multi-cultural/Global Studies (M/G) in the Undergraduate Catalog.

c. All students must take at least one course in general education or in their major that is labeled as Writing Intensive (WI) in the Undergraduate Catalog which requires College Composition II as a prerequisite. To this end, Senior Engineering Clinic II will fulfill this requirement.

d. All undergraduate students are required to take a Rowan 101 Seminar Course during their freshman year (and are allowed to take only one seminar course). This requirement is satisfied for engineering students by taking the Freshman Engineering Clinic course.

e. Some courses are labeled as both LIT and M/G; these courses can be used to satisfy both requirements, but only 3 credits will be given.


IV. Advanced Placement Credits

For students interested in determining whether their AP credits satisfy any of the program requirements, please consult with your Program Advisor. For the General Education requirements, the AP credits must satisfy an appropriate bank. Overflow of credits from one bank may not be used to fulfill the requirements in another bank.


V. Additional Important Information

Any deviations from your course of study must have the approval of your program chair.

Change of majors should obtain advice from their program chairs for approval of the sequence of courses.

To facilitate course scheduling, it is recommended that students register for their major courses first and their general education courses next.

All engineering students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 to remain on scholarship.

Any deviation of the above mentioned policies and procedures may result in your program of study exceeding the normal four years.

Students taking more than 18 credits must receive approval from the dean.