Engineering - BS

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use during your enrollment appointment. The first section (in purple) identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd course you need to enroll in your first semester. The green area contains courses that are required for your major but are optional for the first semester. If you do not enroll in the optional courses your first semester you will do so in a later semester. The last section lists GenEd course options you may add to your schedule to create a final schedule of 13-15 credit hours, unless indicated otherwise in the Departmental Recommendations instructions. The worksheet should be saved and printed with your identified selections for use during your enrollment appointment.

Departmental Recommendations:

The courses you take are dependent on your MPE score. Use the following information to determine your classes.

MPE CALC Score => 30
MPE CALC Score between 23 - 29
MPE CALC Score < 23

MATH 235
PHYS 240 section 0001 or 0005
PHYS 140 L (lab - any section)
ENGR 101 - strongly recommended

Enroll in either a Critical Thinking course OR Human Communications course from the Cluster One Requirement Section

Add General Education courses as necessary to create a schedule of 13 - 15 credit hours for the first semester.

 

MATH 231
CHEM 131 (See MPE guidelines below)
ENGR 101 - strongly recommended

Enroll in either a Critical Thinking course OR Human Communications course from the Cluster One Requirement Section

Add General Education courses as necessary to create a schedule of 13 - 15 credit hours for the first semester.


MATH 231 + 199 OR MATH 155 OR MATH 156

GEOL 210
ENGR 101 - strongly recommended

Enroll in either a Critical Thinking course OR Human Communications course from the Cluster One Requirement Section

Add General Education courses as necessary to create a schedule of 13 - 15 credit hours for the first semester.

 

Math Placement Exam Score: You need to know your MPE CALC and STAT scores to determine your course placement for the fall semester. Enter your CALC and STAT scores in the fields below so you may determine your recommended courses. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.

                             CALC           STAT       How to find your MPE scores

 

Required First Semester Courses

Major Requirements:

Course/Subject/Number/Course Title Credits

MPE CALC Score => 30

Enroll in all three classes: MATH 235, PHYS 240 (enroll in section 0001 or section 0005), and PHYS 140L

MATH 235 Calculus I - 4 cr hrs

8
PHYS 240 University Physics - 3 cr hrs (section 0001 or 0005)
PHYS 140L General Physics Lab - 1 cr hrs
   

MPE CALC score is between 23 - 29:

Enroll in MATH 231 and Chemistry 131 and 131L if you meet the requirements below.

Chemistry Requirements: : Enroll in both CHEM 131 and CHEM 131L IF:

Your MPE CALC score is 23 or higher OR

Your MPE STAT score is 16 or higher

If your MPE scores do not meet the minimum requirements you will enroll in CHEM in a later semester.

The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in Chemistry if you do not meet the MPE score requirements.
MATH 231 Calculus with Functions - 3 cr hrs
8
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I - 3 cr hrs
CHEM 131L General Chemistry Lab - 1 cr hrs
   

MPE CALC score < 23

Select one math course based on your MPE score. If you placed into MATH 231+MATH 199**, MATH 155, or MATH 156, you are required to enroll in GEOL 210 as well.

GEOL 210 Applied Physical Geology - 3 cr hrs  
MATH 231 + MATH 199** Calculus with Functions - 4 cr hrs 6 - 8
MATH 155 College Algebra* - 3 cr hrs
MATH 156 College Algebra* - 3 cr hrs
*MATH 155 and MATH 156 are prep courses for calculus. These classes do not fulfill your GenEd or major math requirement. The course material is identical, the difference is MATH 156 meets 4 times a week while MATH 155 meets 3 times a week.
**MATH 199 is a gateway co-requisite designed to assist students who want to start calculus but need to review fundamental mathematics to be successful in MATH 231. Students will be registered for a total of 4 credit hours.  The course is self-study-based and the only required meetings are drop-in proctored test-taking on Friday evenings. Grades are completely determined by the number of semester weeks that pass before the student successfully completes all of the exams. Once the exams are passed the student is no longer required to attend on Friday evenings.  Students whose schedules prevent them from attending Friday sessions need to register for MATH 155.

 

Cluster One Requirement:

Critical Thinking OR Human Communications

Check the boxes of all the courses that interest you, but only enroll in ONE of these courses for your first semester. You will take the other in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course.                                                 

BUS 160 Business Decision Making in a Modern Society
3
HIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History
ISAT 160 Problem Solving Approaches in Science and Technology
SMAD 150 Mediated Communication: Issues and Skills
PHIL 120 Critical Thinking
PHIL 150 Ethical Reasoning
SCOM 121 Human Communication: Presentations
SCOM 122 Human Communication: Individual Presentations
SCOM 123 Human Communication: Group Presentations
   

Strongly Recommended 1st-Semester Major Course:

ENGR 101

ENGR 101 is a 1-credit seminar that is strongly recommended for all first-semester Engineering majors. If for some reason your schedule prevents you for enrolling in ENGR 101 for the first semester, talk with your advisor during your Summer Springboard session.

ENGR 101 Engineering First year Student Seminar
1
 

Optional General Education Courses

You may have a full schedule of 13-15 credit hours based on the major requirements above. If you need additional courses to reach a full schedule, select from the General Education program courses on the remaining pages of the worksheet and add them to your schedule when you enroll. You do NOT need to enroll in a course from every cluster. Only select from within the cluster areas to supplement your schedule.

To facilitate a faster search of open classes within a specific cluster area, use the cluster area code (e.g. C2HQC). A tutorial on conducting cluster area searches is available at http://isapps.jmu.edu/ecampus/ecampus_SearchGenEdClasses.htm

 

 

Cluster One Writing (C1W)

You may want to consider adding a writing course to your first semester schedule. Answer the following questions to see your writing course recommendation. Each course is 3 credit hours.

Do you have, or are you waiting for, college writing credit from AP, IB, CIE, or high school dual enrollment credit? Answer by clicking the appropriate button below.

You indicate you have or are waiting for credit for writing. Proceed to the other GenEd clusters to select classes to create a full schedule. If you are not awarded credit for writing you may enroll in it next semester.
   

You indicated you are not waiting for writing credit. Consider enrolling in WRTC 103 this fall semester.

WRTC 103 Critical Reading and Writing

 
 

Cluster Two- Arts and Humanities

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. Each course is 3 credit hours.

     
Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC)
AMST 200 Introduction to American Studies
ANTH 205 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
HIST 101 World History to 1500
HIST 102 World History since 1500
REL 102 God, Meaning, and Morality
HUM 250 Modern Perspectives (options include: Greek, Renaissance)
HUM 251 Modern Perspectives (options include: Enlightenment, Romanticism, Human Rights)
HUM 252 Global Cultures
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
REL 101 Religions of the World
 
Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA) ART 200 Art in General Culture
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
ARTH 206 Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
MUS 200 Music in General Culture
MUS 203 Music in America
MUS 206 Introduction to Global Music
THEA 210 Introduction to Theatre
     

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area.

The American Experience -

Do you have, or are you waiting for, credit for U.S. History or U.S. Government? Answer by clicking the appropriate button below.

 
 

You indicated you have credit, or are waiting for credit results, for U.S. Government or U.S. History, proceed to the other GenEd clusters to select classes to create a full schedule.

     

Select from the Cluster Four American Experience courses below. All are 4 credit hours.

HIST 225 U.S. History
POSC 225 U.S. Government - Do NOT enroll in this class and POSC 220 from the Global Experience.

 

   
The Global Experience (C4GE)
ANTH 195 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 200 Macroeconomics
POSC 200 Global Politics - Do NOT enroll in this class if you have credit for POSC 225 or are planning to take POSC 225.
SOCI 110 Social Issues in a Global Context
 
     

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. All courses are 3 credit hours.

     
Wellness Domain (C5WD) HTH 100 Personal Wellness - This course has a 15-hour physical activity requirement of your choice for the semester.
KIN 100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness - This course is one lecture meeting per week and one physical activity meeting per week. Fitness options include swim conditioning (must be a swimmer), indoor cycling, cardio/strength, yoga, boot camp and others. See the NOTES section of the class when enrolling to identify the fitness option.
 
Socioculutral Domain (C5SD) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 160 Life Span Human Development
SOCI 140 Microsociology : The Individual in Society
     
     
Once your have made your selections, save and print this worksheet for use during your enrollment appointment.