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Pre-Professional Programs


The following program is recommended as the first year of a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Architecture degree. After successful completion of the courses listed, students are eligible to apply for admission to the school of architecture of their choice. It should be understood that students who complete this year of work will not automatically be assured of admission to the remaining four years of work in a school of architecture. Those who wish to apply to a school of architecture should see their advisors no later than February 1 in order to have time to follow the proper procedure to be considered for admission for the fall term of the following year. The recommended program for the first year follows.

ENGL 1010, 1020 6
MATH 1910, 1920 8
Science* 8
CM 1300 4
ET 1840 3
Social Science Electives 6

*To be selected based on the transfer school requirements and the approval of the advisor. The student should have the catalog of the transfer school at the time of registration, if possible.

Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules.


The pre-engineering program that exists at MTSU requires additional study at an engineering school such as Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee, or Vanderbilt University in order to obtain an engineering degree. Depending upon the program chosen, the student will complete two or three* years of the curricula shown below at MTSU. Students should consult their advisors and an advisor at the school to which they want to transfer concerning specific information on acceptance/transfer of the courses listed below to the engineering school of their choice. Information on the pre-engineering program in agricultural engineering can be found under the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.

ENGL 1010, 1020 6 PHYS 2110/2111, 2120/2121 8
CHEM 1110, 1120 8 MATH 3110, 3120;
MATH 1910, 1920 6 STAT 3150 10
ET 1840, 2310 4 ET 3830, 3840, 3860 9
CSCI 1170 32 ET 3360, 4970 6
COMM 2200 3

*Additional classes are available to juniors based on which school they are planning to attend. For example, MTSU offers a wide variety of engineering courses that may be available to third-year pre-engineering students. Students wanting to stay for a third year and take these courses may do so, but they must consult their advisors in advance.

Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules.

Standard Four-Year Engineering Program

This program will require four years to complete. The student is required to take the freshman and sophomore years indicated above and then transfer to an engineering school. The engineering school would then require two years of additional study to complete requirements toward the degree. The pre-engineering program at MTSU has been closely coordinated with several engineering schools. A student who elects to transfer should confer with his or her faculty advisor two semesters prior to transfer.