There will be many other new students going through the same experiences as you, but you won't be just a face in the crowd, or just a name on a class list. There are upper class students who will assist in your acclimation. And, of course, your professors will be available for any help or advice that you might need.

One question that always comes up from prospective students: "What courses will I be taking as a freshman in the Clark School?" The answer is somewhat dependent on the particular major that you choose and any AP credits that you have. But, in general, the first year is very similar for all majors. Below you'll find a "typical" schedule for a first-year student.

Above: If you don't know what this is now, you will after Engineering Statics (ENES 102), where you'll learn how different materials respond to a variety of forces.

 

Course Credits
Introduction to Engineering Design 3
Chemistry for Engineers 3
Calculus I  4
Introduction to Writing or General Education Requirement 3
Dialogue With The Dean or
Department Intro Course or
The Student in the University or
General Education Requirement
1
1
1
3
Total: 14-17

 

Course Credits
Mechanics I or
Programming Concepts
3
4
Physics I - Mechanics 3
Calculus II 4
General Education Requirement 3
Course in your major or
General Education Requirement 
3
3
Total: 16-17

 

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits

Please visit the university's Transfer Credit Center to learn more about campus policies for accepting these credits.


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