The Pre-engineering Program at St. Bonaventure provides a sound foundation in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and the humanities upon which to base further study in a variety of engineering disciplines. The Program prepares students for transfer after two years to engineering degree programs at other institutions. Students may also elect to transfer to a degree program here at St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure inaugurated a pre-engineering program in conjunction with the University of Detroit Mercy's College of Engineering and Science. Students who meet the University's requirements for pre-engineering may be admitted into the combined program.
A cooperative transfer program between St. Bonaventure and Clarkson Unversity began in 1984. Transfer for all engineering majors involves a formal agreement. With both high scholastic achievement and recommendation from St. Bonaventure University, students will receive full credit for all courses. The program consists of two years at St. Bonaventure and completion of degree requirements at Clarkson in two years.
Requirements for the Pre-engineering Program
The following table summarizes all requirements for the Pre-engineering Program. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all physics and pre-engineering courses. For one possible breakdown of the program by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* Students with an interest in chemical engineering should add
CHML 102. General Chemistry II Laboratory and replace six credits of the general electives with CHEM 301. Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 302. Organic Chemistry II.
Requirements for a Minor in Pre-engineering
For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in pre-engineering. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions pages lists all physics and pre-engineering courses.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.