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Undeclared Student Policy

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Applying to an Engineering Degree Program

Students admitted to the College of Engineering as Undeclared Engineering must apply to an engineering degree program. The application process is open in the fall and spring semesters (opens October 15 and March 1, respectively).

Undeclared Status

Students admitted to the College of Engineering in undeclared status will work to complete a foundational curriculum consisting of math, science, and engineering courses. Upon completion of the foundational curriculum students will apply for entrance to a degree program. The specific standards and capacity vary among the degree programs as necessary to align enrollments with educational resources.

*To change majors (i.e. from Arts & Sciences to Engineering) visit Transfer of Division to complete a Transfer of Division request form*.

Required Coursework for Department Admission:

Bioengineering Department
Courses required before consideration for admission into Bioengineering
MATH 1500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1700 Calculus II
CHEM 1320 College Chemistry I
PHYSCS 2750 University Physics I
BIO_SC 1500 Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory (recommended)
Chemical Engineering Department
Courses required before consideration for admission into Chemical Engineering
MATH 1500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1700 Calculus II
CHEM 1320 College Chemistry I
CHEM 1330 College Chemistry II
PHYSCS 2750 University Physics I
CH_ENG 1000 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Courses required before consideration for admission into Civil and Environmental Engineering
MATH 1500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1700 Calculus II
CHEM 1320 College Chemistry I
PHYSCS 2750 University Physics I
ENGLSH 1000 Exposition and Argumentation
Computer Science Department
Courses required before consideration for admission into Computer Science
MATH 1500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1700 Calculus II
CMP_SC 1050 Algorithm Design and Programming I
CMP_SC 2050 Algorithm Design and Programming II
Information Technology Department
Admittance to Information Technology follows the standard MU admissions requirements
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Courses required before consideration for admission into Electrical and Computer Engineering
MATH 1500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1700 Calculus II
CHEM 1320 College Chemistry I
CMP_SC 1050 Algorithm Design and Programming I
ECE 1210 Introduction to Logic Systems
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department
Courses required before consideration for admission into Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
MATH 1500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1700 Calculus II
CHEM 1320 College Chemistry I
PHYSCS 2750 University Physics I
ENGLSH 1000 Exposition and Argumentation
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Courses required before consideration for admission into Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MATH 1500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1700 Calculus II
CHEM 1320 College Chemistry I
PHYSCS 2750 University Physics I
ENGLSH 1000 Exposition and Argumentation

Undeclared students should discuss course selection with the academic advisor each semester to keep options open among departmental curricula.

To transfer from one department to another, students must submit an application to the new department. Admittance to the new department will be based upon the student’s academic performance and departmental capacity. Students who transfer must satisfy the specific degree requirements of the new department.

60 Credit Hour Rule

To remain in the College of Engineering, students must be admitted to an Engineering degree program by the end of the semester when their total credit hours earned are equal to or greater than 60.  Students not admitted by 60 credit hours will become ineligible to remain in the College of Engineering and must transfer to another MU school or college in order to remain a student at the University of Missouri. Transfer students who enter the College of Engineering with 60 or greater credit hours will be given one semester to gain admittance to a degree program. If not admitted to a degree program after one semester, they will become ineligible to remain in the College of Engineering. If more than one semester is needed to complete the courses required to enter a degree program, a waiver may be granted at the discretion of the college. If students are per-enrolled for the following term at the time they become ineligible to remain in the College of Engineering, all Engineering courses will be administratively dropped.

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