2017-2018 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, B.S.

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General Information:

As a multidisciplinary engineering program, students receive instruction in essential engineering topics as applied within 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.


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 103 - Introduction to Engineering
  • ENR 123 - Engineering Computer Modeling 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.
  • ENR 273 - Mechanics I - Statics with a C 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 technical electives: 3 credit hours

Technical Elective: At least three credits of 300-level or greater courses chosen from engineering (AEN, CEN, EEN, ENR, ISN, MEN), 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: At least three credits of 300-level or greater engineering courses (AEN, CEN, EEN, ENR, ISN, MEN).

General Education courses specified by major: 6 credit hours

Optional concentrations: 15 credit hours

  • (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 (AEN, CEN, EEN, ENR, ISN, MEN). Two of the courses must be at least a 400-level, and two of the courses must be engineering courses.

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