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The pre-engineering student should plan on taking at least four courses each semester.  In addition to DePauw's requirements, students must satisfy the requirements of the chosen engineering school. All students must complete multi-variable calculus (MATH 251) and differential equations (MATH 363), one year of physics (PHYS 120 and 130), one course in computer programming (CS 121), and at least one semester of chemistry (CHEM 130 preferred).  Additional science course requirements vary with the chosen engineering field.  Details found on this fact sheet.


DePauw has formal agreements with three engineering schools - Case Western Reserve UniversityColumbia University and Washington University (St. Louis). These agreements enable students to earn both the B.A. from DePauw and the B.S. in Engineering after completing their course of study at both schools. Normally, this includes three years at DePauw and two years at the engineering school.

The specific DePauw courses expected for students going to Columbia University are found in this document: 2023-24 Curriculum Guide

Washington University offers sample curricula for each of their programs:

Biomedical:  2023-24 list

Chemical Engineering: 2023-24 list

Computer Science:  2023-24 list    Special info for Computer Science

Computer Engineering: 2023-24 list  Special info for Computer Engineering

Data Science: 2023-24 list

Electrical Engineering: 2023-24 list

Environmental Engineering: 2023-24 list

Mechanical Engineering: 2023-24 list

Systems Science Engineering: 2023-24 list

Here is a listing of many DePauw courses and their Washington University equivalent.

Other options, including the 4-2 program leading to a either a bachelor’s or master's degree in engineering, are available.  Washington University offers a +3 year option that leads to a B.S. in a chosen field plus a M.S. degree. Prospects for transfer to other engineering schools with which DePauw does not have a formal agreement should be discussed with the pre-engineering adviser (Prof. Brooks).