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Exploratory (Undecided) Engineering Students

Program Overview

Each year a substantial number of new students entering the Russ College of Engineering and Technology do so without a firm commitment to any one of the engineering programs offered by the College. The schedule below is suggested for these students. Each listed course will satisfy a degree requirement in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Energy or Mechanical Engineering. In some cases, the listed course will serve as a free elective.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

To best prepare for the demands of the academic programs in Russ College, four years of college preparatory math, one year of chemistry, and one year of physics are necessary. Students ranked in the top 30 percent of their classes who score at least 24 on the ACT or comparable SAT are most likely to be successful in Russ College of Engineering and Technology.  

Change of Program Policy

Students who wish to transfer into an engineering or computer science program must have earned a C or better in a math course and a science course. The math course must be equivalent to MATH 1200 or higher. The science course must be equivalent to CHEM 1210 or higher, or PHYS 2051/PHYS 2054 & PHYS 2055 or higher. Students enrolled at any Ohio University campus who wish to transfer into any program in the Russ College cannot do so if they would be on academic probation after transferring into that major. The probation rules for Russ College are stricter than those for the University as a whole. In order not to be on probation, a student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses taken, for all courses taken in the Russ College, and for all courses taken in the intended major. Students must also have successfully completed all required courses in three attempts and have no required course they have attempted twice without success. For some courses, success means a grade of at least a C or C-.

External Transfer Admission

Transfer students who have earned fewer than 20 semester hours of credit at another accredited collegiate institution may be admitted directly to an engineering or computer science program, if they meet the general requirements for admission to Ohio University and have completed four years of college-prep math and one year each of chemistry and physics and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or comparable SAT.

Transfer students who have earned more than 20 semester hours of credit at another accredited collegiate institution may be admitted directly to an engineering or computer science program, if they meet the general requirements for transfer students, including a GPA greater than 2.5.Students who wish to transfer into an engineering or computer science program must have earned a C or better in a math course and a science course. The math course must be equivalent to MATH 1200 or higher. The science course must be equivalent to CHEM 1210 or higher, or PHYS 2051/PHYS 2054 & PHYS 2055 or higher.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

As this Exploratory (undecided) program is intended to help students determine a major, any opportunities upon graduation are contingent upon a student's destination major. For more information regarding potential opportunities, please reach out to the administrative contacts listed on this page.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Code
ND0910

Contact

Russ College of Engineering and Technology  
Stocker Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1474
https://www.ohio.edu/engineering/

Administrative Contact

David Juedes, Associate Dean for Academics, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Avionics Engineering Center
juedes@ohio.edu
Brenda Sinclair, Administrative Specialist
sinclab1@ohio.edu