Missouri University of Science and Technology
Entering freshmen desiring to study engineering are admitted to the Freshman Engineering Program. During the first two or three semesters on campus, students take a set of courses that are required by all engineering departments.
Common freshman year
The following courses are common to all sixteen undergraduate engineering degree programs available at Missouri S&T. You'll complete this common freshman year before moving on to your chosen major.
Chemistry & Physics
* A math placement test is taken prior to your first semester at Missouri S&T. Some students place directly into calculus the first semester, while others take algebra and/or trigonometry before taking calculus.
Humanities & Social Sciences
** Missouri S&T engineering students are required to take several humanities and social sciences courses, including history (History 112, 175, 176 or Political Science 90), economics (Econ 121 or 122) and several electives. You'll take two of these courses freshman year.
Freshman engineering students may state a preference for a major in a particular engineering field prior to completing the freshman engineering requirements, if desired. This stated preference is used in the consideration for freshman scholarships, if available, in the preferred department. After successfully completing the freshman engineering requirements, you'll formally apply for admission to a specific engineering department.
Freshman Engineering provides high-quality advising to enhance your likelihood of academic success. Your freshman advisor (an engineering faculty member) will serve as a valuable source of information and advice during your first year on campus, helping you select courses, make academic decisions and locate and utilize campus resources.
Selecting a Major
Freshman Engineering provides information about S&T's various engineering fields so that you can make an informed decision regarding your engineering major and career. You'll be encouraged to explore your own unique strengths, desires and goals. You'll also visit engineering departments, attend professional presentations, and meet with your advisor in preparation for selecting a major.
We host the largest technological career fair in the U.S. – over 700 employers recruit S&T graduates on campus each year.
Our students graduate with the ability to address real-world problems. We take learning beyond the classroom with design projects, team effort, undergraduate research and service learning.
S&T offers 15 different undergraduate engineering programs – the largest variety of engineering majors of any American university.
We're big, but not too big. The average class size at S&T is 29 students and our student-to-faculty ration is 17:1.
You don't have to choose your engineering degree right away. Many students are unsure what career path they want to take when they arrive on campus. We'll help you make the decision that's best for your goals.