Pre-Engineering (Minor)

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
EGR 208
Engineering Dynamics
EGR 211
Engineering Thermodynamics
EGR 214
Strength of Materials
MAT 211
Calculus III
MAT 222
Differential Equations
CSC 111
Introduction to Programming
and Introduction to Programming Laboratory
PHY 226
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.