Pre-Engineering (for UNL) Program Suggestions

UNK's Pre-Engineering program is broadly designed to meet the College of Engineering requirements at UNL. Because requirements for specific engineering programs at UNL and other universities may vary, students should always consult with their advisors before registration.

Listed are the University of Nebraska at Kearney courses that transfer to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for engineering. Take the courses at your community college that are equivalent to the 100-200 level courses listed.

Minimum needed to complete pre-professional program = 55

First Year (25-34 hours)

CHEM 160GS, General Chemistry - 3 hours (see prerequisites)

CHEM 160LGS, General Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hour

CHEM 161GS*, General Chemistry - 3 hours

CHEM 161LGS*, General Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hour

MATH 102**, College Algebra - 3 hours

MATH 103**, Plane Trigonometry - 3 hours

MATH 115**, Calculus I with Analytical Geometry - 5 hours

CSIS 130, Introduction to Computer Science - 3 hours

ENG 101GS, Expository Writing I - 3 hours (Prereq: ENG 100A or English ACT score of 15 or above)

ENG 102GS, Expository Writing II - 3 hours (Prereq: ENG 101GS* or ACT English score of 30 or above)(ENG 101GS and ENG 102GS can be replaced by technical writing at UNL)

Electives (Social Sciences and Humanities), - 0-9 hours

*Only required for some fields of engineering

**Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level reducing total hours needed to complete the pre-professional program.

Second Year (30-39 hours)

PHYS 323, Introductory Electronics - 4 hours
PHYS 275GS, General Physics (Calculus) - 5 hours

PHYS 276GS, General Physics (Calculus) - 5 hours

PHYS 277, Engineering Mechanics - Statics - 3 hours

MATH 202, Calculus II with Analytic Geometry - 5 hours

MATH 260, Calculus III - 5 hours

MATH 305, Differential Equations - 3 hours

STAT 441, Probability and Statistics - 3 hours

Electives (Social Sciences and Humanities) - 0-9 hours

Dr. Ken Trantham, Department of Physics
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1160
Telephone: (308) 865-8878