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Pre-Engineering Program

Indiana State University


The University's Department of Physics offers advising—as well as a recommended course of study—for students interested in transferring to an engineering program at another university.

The Pre-Engineering Program typically consists of two years of coursework that provides the science and mathematics foundation along with a liberal studies component. This coursework is consistent with the first two years of study in most engineering programs offered throughout the United States.

After completion of two or three years at Indiana State University, students may decide to transfer to an engineering school to complete their professional training in majors such as civil engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineer, and nuclear engineering. The program also provides a strong foundation for students who choose to move into one of several science majors at Indiana State University.

Prior to beginning coursework, students must contact the pre-engineering advisor in the Department of Physics to plan a course of study consistent with course requirements and credit transfer policies of the engineering school to which they plan to transfer their ISU coursework.

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For more information on careers in engineering, visit the National Society of Professional Engineers.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Dr. Joseph West
Pre-Engineering Program Advisor
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Indiana State University

Last updated: June 16, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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