Pre-Engineering Minor


Students who are interesting in pursuing an advanced degree in engineering after obtaining a bachelor's degree in another discipline would benefit from a minor in pre-engineering.  This minor provides a foundation in most fields of engineering. The pre-engineering minor requires a student to complete the following sequence of courses: 

EGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design3
EGR 207Engineering Statics3
PHY 223
General Physics for Physical Science Majors I
and General Physics for Physical Science Majors I Laboratory
PHY 224
General Physics for Physical Science Majors II
and General Physics for Physical Science Majors I Laboratory
MAT 111Calculus I4
MAT 112Calculus II4
Choose any 2 6-8
Engineering Dynamics
Engineering Thermodynamics
Strength of Materials
Calculus III
Differential Equations
Introduction to Programming
and Introduction to Programming Laboratory
Basic Electronics
and Basic Electronics Laboratory
Total Credits28-30

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.