Pre-Engineering Minor

The program in pre-engineering prepares students for further study in the profession of engineering and supports the development of liberally educated engineers prepared to address significant societal problems through the field.

The pre-engineering minor requires a minimum of 23 credit hours.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses:

CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CSCI 251: Introduction to Computer Science
MATH 233: Calculus III
MATH 366: Differential Equations
PHYS 212: General Physics II

Choose one of the following:
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
COMM 211: Presentational Speaking


Additional Coursework

The pre-engineering minor includes many, but not all course requirements for entry into the WashU dual-degree program. Please see the dual-degree program brochure for more details. In particular, these three engineering majors at WashU require the following additional technical classes be taken at Drury:

  • Biomedical Engineering: a one-year biology sequence that covers cellular, molecular and developmental biology and genetics and a second semester of general chemistry with lab

  • Chemical Engineering: one semester of biology that covers cellular, molecular and developmental biology, a second semester of general chemistry with lab, and a one-year sequence of organic chemistry with lab (physical chemistry and a course on energy and environment from a scientific point of view are strongly recommended).

  • Computer Science & Computer Engineering: a second computer programming course. Note: Computer Science majors only are not required to complete chemistry