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Ohio Wesleyan University    
2016-2017 Catalog 
  Sep 19, 2017
2016-2017 Catalog

Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Engineering (3-2) Program

Advisor—Dr. Markwardt, Zoology

A student who meets all University graduation requirements including the completion of at least 24 courses (each a full-unit course, a 1.25-unit course, or two modular 0.50-unit courses in the same department) and meets the admission requirements of the engineering school (specified below) may transfer to the engineering school at the end of his or her junior year for two more years of study. Upon certification of successful completion of the program at the engineering school, he or she will receive the B.A. degree from Ohio Wesleyan and a bachelor of engineering degree from the engineering school. Ohio Wesleyan has cooperative arrangements with six schools. The California Institute of Technology admits pre-engineering students based on their review of the student’s  undergraduate record and experience, as demonstrated by the transcript and faculty recommendations. Washington University in St. Louis requires a grade point average of 3.25 overall as well as in mathematics and science courses for admission to their program. The other four institutions require that students have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average overall as well as in their major (or in their math and science courses). These institutions are Case Western Reserve University, Polytechnic Institute of New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Not all engineering fields are available at all cooperating engineering schools. In addition, qualified students are able to transfer to engineering schools with which Ohio Wesleyan has no formal pre-engineering agreements, such as The Ohio State University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Students are individually counseled in course selection suitable for the engineering field of interest. A three-year residency in a liberal arts program in the United States is required prior to entering the engineering school.

The 3-2 program options and their requirements are listed below. In addition, see the descriptions under the departmental entries. None of the required courses may be taken credit/no entry.


CS 110  is recommended.

SPECIAL NOTE: PHYS 275  is preferred by Washington University while PHYS 280 is preferred by Case Western Reserve University.