Requirements for the Minor in Science and Engineering (LSE)

Before declaring the Science and Engine­ering minor, each student should plan his or her program in consultation with the director of the minor. All courses for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the minor requires 19 credits.

1. All of the following minor courses:
LSE 201 Opportunities in Science and Engineering   
LSE 310 Current issues in Science and Engineering
LSE 320 Future Trends in Science and Engineering

2. Two introductory science courses from the list of department designators below. Courses must not be from the same department. (See notes 2 and 4.)    
Astronomy (AST)    
Atmospheric Sciences(ATM)    
Biology (BIO)    
Chemistry (CHE)    
Geosciences (GEO)    
Marine Sciences (MAR)    
Physics (PHY)

3. One introductory engineering or applied science course from the list of department designators below. (See notes 3 and 4)    
Biomedical Engineering (BME)    
Chemical and Molecular Engineering (CME)    
Computer Science and Information Systems (CSE/ISE)    
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ESE)    
Engineering Science (ESG)    
Materials Science (ESM)    
Mechanical Engineering (MEC)

4. Any 300-level 3 credit EST course or ARS 208.

Notes:
1. Some courses in science, engineering, and applied science require pre-calculus or one semester of calculus or a specific math placement level. Please review course prerequisites carefully or consult with the minor advisor before registration.
2. Students majoring in AST, ATM, BIO, CHE, GEO, or PHY may not use courses in their own major department to fulfill requirement 2.
3. Students majoring in BME, CME, CSE, ESE, ESG, ISE, or MEC may not use courses in their own major department to fulfill requirement 3.
4. A list of acceptable courses for science and engineering is available from the minor advisor. Students who wish to register for courses in science and engineering not on the list should consult with the minor advisor for approval before registration.

Declaration of the Minor

Students must declare the interdisciplinary Science and Engineering minor no later than the middle of their third year, at which time they consult with the director of the minor and plan their course of study for fulfillment of the requirements. Students must be in a declared major from a specific department by the time of completion of this minor.