Feb 03, 2023
Bachelor of Science
As a multidisciplinary program, students receive instruction in essential engineering topics and applications covering 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 understanding of the fundamentals of creating and sustaining business and mission opportunities
Engineering/Secondary Education Major Requirements: 123 credit hours
General Education Courses Specified by Major:
Required Content Courses: 51 credit hours
Required Professional Courses: 40 credit hours
Required Collateral Courses: 32 credit hours
* Course requires a grade of C (2.0) or better.
All prerequiste courses require a C- or better.
Engineering Majors should apply for admission by the end of their fourth semester.
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 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.
All Elementary and Secondary Majors should apply for admission to the Teacher Education program by the end of their fourth semester. Minimum standards for admission include: 1) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and passing all sections of the MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment); 2) 30 semester hours course work completed and at least one (1) consecutive semester at College of the Ozarks; 3) ACT score on file.
Students must apply for permission to enroll in student teaching the semester preceding the student teaching semester. Minimum standards for permission to enroll include: 1) minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with minimum 3.0 in content and professional courses; 2) successful completion of teaching certification course requirements in one or more teaching fields; 3) minimum grade of “C-“ in all professional education and content field courses required; 4) Successful completion of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) is required prior to student teaching.
NOTE: College of the Ozarks Teacher Education Program and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Certification Standards that are in effect at the time of program completion must be met in order to be recommended for teaching certification.
College of the Ozarks students who completed the professional educational programs for teacher certification had a 100% pass rate on the prescribed state licensure tests for 2017-2018.