Engineering - BS - revised 4/10/18

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use when you enroll in classes in June prior to attending Summer Springboard.

The purple area identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd courses to select from for your first semester.

Use the GenEd section to identify additional classes to add to your schedule to create a full schedule.

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 240 L (lab - any section except 0003 & 0009)
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

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.

Placement Exams:

Your placement exam scores identify the appropriate course level based upon your current skills.

Math Placement Exam (MPE) Score: You need to know your Math Placement Exam scores to determine your math placement for the 1st-semester or a future semester. After completion of the MPE, enter your scores in the field below so you have this information available if you are required to take a math course your 1st-semester. If a math course is required the 1st-semester, it will be identified in the purple section below. If math is not listed, you will take math in a future semester. 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

 

Major Requirements for the 1st Semester

Major Math Requirement:

Course Subject Code / Course Number / Course Name Fulfills

MPE CALC score is => 30

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

Major & Cluster 3 requirement

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.

Major & Cluster 3 requirements

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.

CALC Score Math Course
18 - 22 MATH 231 + 199**
< 18 MATH 155*

*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.

Major & Cluster 3 requirement

MATH155 is a prep course for higher level calculus

Cluster One Requirement:

Select ONE course from EITHER the Human Communications section OR the Critical Thinking courses for your 1st-semester. You will take a course from the other area in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course in the 1st-semester.            

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

 

Human Communications course options:

Critical Thinking course options:

 

Cluster One requirement

General Education Courses

Complete the schedule planning process by using the General Education Planner below to identify courses to add to your schedule to create a full schedule of 14 - 16 credit hours. The number of GenEd courses you need to add from the list below is major dependent. Based on the required courses above, some majors will only need to add one GenEd course from the list below while others may need to add three GenEd courses to create a full schedule.

Notes:

Cluster One - Writing: If you do not have AP,IB,CIE or dual enrollment credit for WRTC 103, we encourage you enroll your 1st-semester. If a WRTC 103 course is not available, you will enroll in the following semester.

Cluster Three - Quantitative Reasoning: Math courses are restricted to students in majors that require a math class in the 1st-semester. If your major requires math in the 1st-semester, it will be indicated above in the purple Required area of this worksheet. If a math course is not identified in the purple Required section above, your advisor will discuss your math placement score and math recommendation for your major when you meet in the summer.

Cluster Four - American Experience: This is an area where many students have earned credit through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from a different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Cluster Five - Sociocultural Domain: If you are waiting on test or grade results for Psychology through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Modified GenEd Planner for 1st-Semester Use

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

Cluster One - Skills for the 21st Century

Cluster Four – Social and Cultural Processes

Critical Thinking (C1CT)

See the required section of this worksheet.

Human Communication (C1HC)

See the required section of this worksheet.


You will enroll in either a critical thinking OR human communications course for your 1st-semester.

The American Experience (C4AE) 4 credit hours

If you are waiting for AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment credit for history or government, do not enroll until you have received your results. 4 credit hours.

  • HIST 225: U.S. History
  • JUST 225: Justice and American Society
  • POSC 225: U.S. Government

The Global Experience (C4GE) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available. Do NOT enroll in POSC 220 if you have credit for POSC 225 or are planning to take POSC 225.

  • AFST 200: Introduction to Africana Studies
  • ANTH 195: Cultural Anthropology
  • GEOG 200: Geography: The Global Dimension
  • POSC 200: Global Politics
  • SOCI 110: Social Issues in a Global Context

Writing (C1W) 3 credit hours

If you are waiting for test or grade results for writing through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment, wait for your results.

  • WRTC 103: Critical Reading and Writing

Cluster Two – Arts and Humanities

Cluster Five – Individuals in the Human Community

Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • 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
  • HUM 250: Foundations of Western Culture
  • HUM 251: Modern Perspectives
  • HUM 252: Global Cultures
  • PHIL 101: Intro to Philosophy
  • REL 101: Religions of the World
  • REL 102: God, Meaning and Morality

Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • 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

Wellness Domain (C5WD) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • HTH 100: Personal Wellness
  • 15-hour physical activity requirement of your choice for the semester.

  • KIN 100: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Lecture and a specific physical activity per course section. Read the TOPIC section of the class when enrolling to identify the fitness activity. Swim conditioning assumes students can already swim.


Sociocultural Domain (C5SD) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • PSYC 101: General Psychology
  • PSYC 160: Life Span Human Development
  • SOCI 140: Microsociology: The Individual in Society
  • WGS 200: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

Cluster Three – The Natural World

Quantitative Reasoning (C3T1G1)

If a math course is required for your 1st-semester, it will be indicated above in purple required section. Otherwise, math is not required for your major the 1 st-semester. You will enroll in a math class in a later semester based on your MPE score. Talk with your advisor about your MPE score during your Summer Springboard visit.

 

Physical Principles (C3T1G2) 3 credit hours

This cluster area fulfilled by a major requirement.

Natural System (C3T1G3) 3 credit hours unless indicated

This cluster area fulfilled by a major requirement.

Save and/or print this worksheet to use as a guide when you enroll in classes in June.