2+2 Program

Introduction

Students complete the first two years of an engineering program in Canisius’ Liberal Arts environment, taking advantage of small class sizes and individual attention before transferring to a larger institution to complete their studies. Coursework at Canisius is just as rigorous and demanding as at Engineering institutions, so students typically report little difficulty adapting to the transfer. Early consultation with an advisor is required to map out a curriculum, as the choice of desired engineering major will alter the course schedule somewhat. Mathematical preparation is key to timely completion of this program, again requiring close attention to course scheduling. Outside the classroom, our students work with modern fabrication techniques with our 3-D printer and Computer Numerical Control router. The students can build standard parts or prototype new pieces.

Dual Majors

Dual majors in the Engineering 2+2 program would be subject to the regulations of the engineering institution.

Major Courses

This varies depending on the engineering major chosen, but typically includes:

MAT 111Calculus I4
MAT 112Calculus II4
MAT 211Calculus III4
MAT 222Differential Equations3
CHM 111
111L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHM 112
112L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
or PHY 225 General Physics for Physical Science Majors III
PHY 107
107L
Computer Programming for Science
and Computer Programming for Science Laboratory
4
PHY 223
223L
General Physics for Physical Science Majors I
and General Physics for Physical Science Majors I Laboratory
4
PHY 224
224L
General Physics for Physical Science Majors II
and General Physics for Physical Science Majors I Laboratory
4
PHY 225
225L
General Physics for Physical Science Majors III
and General Physics for Physical Science Majors III Laboratory
4
or CHM 112 General Chemistry II
PHY 226
226L
Basic Electronics
and Basic Electronics Laboratory
4
EGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design3
EGR 207Engineering Statics3
EGR 208Engineering Dynamics3
EGR 214Strength of Materials3
EGR 211Engineering Thermodynamics3
Total Credits58

Major Electives

Linear Algebra (MAT 219), additional computer science (CSC 111) and/or Organic Chemistry (CHM 227, CHM 228), depending on choice of engineering major.

Recommended Schedule: 2+2 program

Freshman
FallSpring
CHM 111
111L
CHM 112
112L (or Elective if PHY 225 and lab will be taken)
EGR 111MAT 112
PHY 107
107L
PHY 223
223L
MAT 111 
Sophomore
FallSpring
MAT 211MAT 222
PHY 224
224L
PHY 225
225L (or Elective if CHM 112 and lab was taken)
EGR 211PHY 226
226L
EGR 207EGR 208
 EGR 214
Junior
FallSpring
Completed at an Engineering InstitutionCompleted at an Engineering Institution
Senior
FallSpring
Completed at an Engineering InstitutionCompleted at an Engineering Institution

Additional Course Considerations

Additional courses in some engineering majors may require cross-registration at University at Buffalo (UB).