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The Wake Forest University and Vanderbilt University Engineering 3/2 Program

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Pre-Engineering Preparation

Essential Preparation

  1. Mathematics through ordinary differential equations (MTH 111, 112, 205 and 251)
  2. One semester of freshman chemistry with laboratory (Chm 111 and 111L)
  3. Two semesters of calculus-based physics with laboratory (Phy 113, 114)
  4. Computer programming (preferably Java) (CSC 111, 111L)
  5. A student interested in the 3-2 program at Vanderbilt is required to first contact the 3-2 advisor at Wake Forest, and subsequently to contact the 3-2 advisor (or the designated contact at Vanderbilt) by the beginning of the student's second year at Wake Forest, and two years prior to their expected matriculation at Vanderbilt. The 3-2 program advisor at Wake Forest will assist the student in identifying the appropriate program contact at Vanderbilt.

Desirable Courses
(listed in order of preference within each anticipated major)

The engineering tracks (also respectively linked by clicking the anticipated major) provide explicit guidance on integrating these recommendations into a Wake Forest education.

  • Biomedical Engineering:
    • Biology with laboratory (two semesters; BIO 113 and 114)
    • Electronics (PHY 230)
    • Mechanics (PHY 262)
    • Statistics (MTH 109)
  • Chemical Engineering:
    • Organic Chemistry with laboratory (CHM 112, 112L, CHM 223, 223L)
    • Electronics (PHY 230)
    • Mechanics (PHY 262)
    • Thermodynamics (PHY 341 or CHM 341)
    • Physical Chemistry (CHM 342)
  • Civil Engineering:
    • Mechanics (PHY 262, PHY 337)
    • Economics (ECN 150)
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science:
    • Program Design and Data Structure (CSC 112)
    • Computer Organization (CSC 221, MTH 117)
    • Electronics (PHY 230)
    • Statistics (MTH 109)
  • Computer Science:
    • Program Design and Data Structure (CSC 112)
    • Computer Organization (CSC 221, MTH 117)
    • Statistics (MTH 109)
    • Electronics (PHY 230)
  • Electrical Engineering:
    • Electricity and Magnetism (PHY 339, 340)
    • Electronics (PHY 230)
    • Statistics (MTH 109)
  • Mechanical Engineering:
    • Mechanics (PHY 262, PHY 337)
    • Electronics (PHY 230)
    • Thermodynamics (PHY 341 or CHM 341)

 

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