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Requirements for Participation in the Pre-Engineering Program

VWU Requirements for Participation in the Pre-Engineering Program

  • The student's VWU gpa must be at least 3.0, both overall and in mathematics and physics courses, to be eligible for the program.
  • The student will have declared a Bachelor of Science major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, or Mathematics.
  • The student will have successfully (C or higher) completed the following VWU courses before taking engineering courses at ODU. (AP credit can substitute for VWU courses where appropriate.)
    • Math 172 Calculus II (and prerequisites)
    • Math 217 Linear Algebra
    • Math 273 Multivariable Calculus
    • Math 274 Differential Equations
    • Math 210 or Math 310 (one statistics course)
    • CS 112 Programming I (Java, C++)
    • PHY 221 Physics I
    • PHY 222 Physics II
    • CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry
    • CHEM 200 Inorganic Chemistry
  • Carefully planning is absolutely necessary to complete the requirements within 5 years. The student should meet with VWU Pre-engineering advisor each semester.