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Engineering Sciences Major

Dartmouth AB candidates who major in engineering sciences learn to synthesize concepts from many fields as well as specialize in a chosen area. They also can join multidisciplinary research teams and collaborate with faculty and graduate students.

AB candidates who also plan to pursue the BE and are interested in specific engineering fields can use these sample programs as models when designing their own programs.

For information, contact Professor Doug Van Citters.

student working on robot Prerequisites

Majors are expected to have a basic understanding of calculus, physics, chemistry, and computer science. First-year students interested in the major should take the placement test in mathematics.

Unless otherwise prohibited, prerequisites may be taken under the Non-Recording Option. Any course being used to satisfy major or minor requirements beyond the prerequisites, may not be taken under the non-recording option.

Mathematics (3 courses)

Physics (2 courses)

Chemistry (1 course)

Computer Science (choose 1 option, 1-2 courses)

Required Courses

Common Core Courses (3 courses)

Distributive Core Courses (choose 2 courses)

Gateway Courses (choose 2 courses, each from a different discipline)

Electives (choose 2, either both from the engineering sciences option or one from each option)

Culminating Experience

Engineering Sciences majors complete a culminating experience, which is part of a course (either as one of the two electives or as an additional course). Normally taken during the senior year, the course is chosen from the following options below, and for modified majors, must be justified as part of a larger unified coherent program of study:

Transfer Credit

No more than two transfer courses may be used for credit in the major.

Academic Standing

Satisfactory completion of the major requires a grade point average of 2.0 in the courses suitable for satisfying the major.