Bachelor of Science
As a multidisciplinary program, students receive instruction in essential engineering topics and application to the major branches of engineering. Within the core program, two electives provide an opportunity to further explore an area of interest. Students desiring additional depth in a particular engineering discipline may apply to pursue a concentration, which requires additional work beyond that required for the core B.S. program. The B.S. program prepares graduates to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and work in industry or pursue graduate studies in engineering or in complementary fields such as business, law and medicine.
College of the Ozarks Engineering Program Student Outcomes:
In order for alumni in the workforce to attain the College of the Ozarks engineering program objectives, the program seeks to produce graduates who possess the following:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
- an ability to create and sustain business and mission opportunities
Admission to B.S. Program
To apply for admission to the engineering program at College of the Ozarks, students must meet the following general requirements. Note these are minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission to the program.
-Be currently enrolled at College of the Ozarks
-Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
-Have completed at least one semester at C of O
-Have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours including:
- ENR 1103 - Introduction to Engineering
- ENR 1123 - Engineering Computer Modeling with a C (2.0 gpa) or better
- ENR 2173 - Mechanics I - Statics with a C (2.0 gpa) or better
- MAT 175 - Calculus I and MAT 205 - Calculus II with a C (2.0 gpa) or better.
Note: application may be made prior to the completion of these courses, but successful completion is required prior to admission.
-Submit a completed application form to the engineering department office.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is granted by College of the Ozarks to those candidates who have completed the credit requirements as described in the engineering curriculum course plan and who have met all degree requirements of College of the Ozarks. A cumulative College of the Ozarks GPA of 2.50 and a cumulative 2.50 GPA for all math, science, and engineering courses taken at College of the Ozarks are required to graduate from College of the Ozarks’ engineering program.
Students intending to graduate must complete a graduation check application with the Registrar at least three semesters before they expect to graduate. Students are responsible for assuring their academic record is in order.
Through a formal concentration, students may pursue additional depth in an area of engineering beyond that possible through electives in the core B.S. program. Pursuit of a concentration requires prior approval by the engineering department. The formal application includes selecting four electives supporting the concentration area, as well as providing details about the desired internship. The application must be submitted to the engineering department no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to embarking on the concentration. However, earlier application is advisable to maximize opportunities to schedule courses with limited availability. Further details and application procedures may be obtained from the engineering department. Successful completion of a concentration will be annotated on a graduate’s transcript.
Required foundational courses: 32 credit hours
Required discipline fundamentals: 16 credit hours
Required technical electives: 3 credit hours
Technical Elective: At least three credits of 300-level or greater courses chosen from engineering (ENR), computer science (CSC), math (MAT), or science (BIO, CHE) or EDU 4273 (for engineering/secondary education majors).
Required engineering elective: 3 credit hours
Engineering Elective: One course 300-level or greater (3 hours) chosen from engineering, computer science (CSC), math (MAT), or science (BIO, CHE).
General Education courses specified by major: 6 credit hours
Required collateral courses: 36 credit hours
Optional concentrations: 15 credit hours
- ENR 48V - Engineering Internship (minimum of 3 credit hours) in an area related to the concentration.
- Four additional 300-level or greater courses of 3-credit hours or greater in areas directly related to the concentration, as approved by the engineering department. The courses may be math (MAT), physics (PHY), computer science (CSC), science (BIO, CHE) or engineering (ENR). Two of the courses must be at least a 400-level, and two of the courses must be engineering courses.