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
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 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.
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.
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.
Engineering Major Requirements: 84-87 credit hours
General Education Courses Specified by Major:
Required Major Courses: 55 credit hours
Choose One Mechanics I Course *
Choose One Mechanics II Course
Choose Three 300-400 Level Credits of Technical Electives:
- Biology (BIO)
- Chemistry (CHE)
- Computer Science (CSC)
- Engineering (ENR)
- Mathematics (MAT)
Choose Three 300-400 Level Credits of Engineering Electives:
Required Collateral Courses: 29-32 credit hours
Optional Concentration: 15 credit hours
- ENR 48V - Engineering Internship (3-6 credit hours) (In an area related to the concentration.)
- Twelve additional 300-400 level credits from courses in areas directly related to the concentration as approved by the department. At least six of the credits must be from engineering (ENR) courses. ENR 48V may not be applied to this requirement.
* Course requires a grade of C (2.0) or better.
** 12 credits of calculus are required that include courses covering differential calculus, integral calculus, transcendental functions, series, and multi-variable calculus.
All prerequisite courses require a C- or better.
The Dean or Registrar may approve course substitutions or transfer courses which differ in credit count from the listed courses resulting in a different total number of credits for completed courses. However, students must complete at least of 30 semester hours of college-level math and basic science, and at least 45 credit hours of engineering topics.