2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog

Engineering/Secondary Education Major, B.S.

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General Information

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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


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 required for the Engineering B.S. degree and taken at College of the Ozarks are required to graduate from College of the Ozarks’ engineering program.

Engineering/Secondary Education Major Requirements: 126 credit hours

General Education Courses Specified by Major:


* Course requires a grade of C (2.0) or better.

All prerequiste courses require a C- or better.


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 not repeated more than one lower division engineering, math, or science course required by the major
-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/PHY 273 - 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 no later than the end of the fourth semester after the one when first enrolled in ENR 1103, or the end of the third semester after the one when first enrolled in ENR 1123, whichever comes first.


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 2018-2019.

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