Engineering (dual degree) Major Requirements
After three years at Bethany, students are guaranteed placement in their engineering program of choice at the University of Minnesota, given that they satisfy the degree requirements and the minimum GPA requirements. This means that dual-degree students at Bethany do not have to worry about being accepted as transfer students to their engineering institution.
Entry into the Major
Students have the freedom to decide which field of engineering they would like to pursue at almost any time during the three years at Bethany, as the requirements for a B.A. in the physical sciences are designed for all areas of engineering. The student should consult with the engineering advisor on the Bethany campus as soon as possible, however, in order to design appropriate course schedules.
There are two separate entry points into the engineering and physical science major.
First, entry into the physical science portion of the program consists of the student attaining an advisor in the physics department. Second, after successfully completing the requirements listed below, the student must apply for admission into the engineering program at the dual degree partner institution. The requirements for the second entry phase are:
- Successful completion of Bethany's general education requirements
- A grade of "C" or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher in all of the core requirements (see below) for most engineering programs at the U of M. A GPA of 3.2 or higher in all of the core requirements is required for entry in the mechanical, biomedical, and chemical engineering programs at the U of M.
Required lower division courses:
- CHEM113 General Chemistry I and CHEM114 II
- COMS103 Intro to Programming I
- MATH151 Calculus I and MATH152 Calculus II
- MATH243 Multivariable Calculus
- MATH260 Differential Equations
- MATH351 Linear Algebra
- PHYS213 General Physics I and PHYS214 II
Required upper division courses:
- PHYS313 Statics and Dynamics
- PHYS314 Introduction to Electronics and Electrical Circuits
- SCIE320 History and Philosophy of Science or SCIE330 Ethics in Science