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General Education Course Requirements:

The general education requirements of the program are consistent with The University of Mississippi’s tradition of educating engineering leaders through the school’s strong interaction with the university’s liberal arts programs.

Further, these requirements are established to fulfill the school's published mission of preparing "students with a broad-based education" intended to develop "leadership skills" and "communication skills."

The core/general education requirements for this degree program include Engl 101, Liba 102 (or Engl 102); Math 263-264 and Math 353; laboratory science to be fulfilled by Chem 105, 106, 115, 116 and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222.

In addition, 24 credit hours as described below must be completed.

Twenty-one credits of liberal arts

Students must complete at least 21 semester hours consisting of social sciences, humanities and fine arts course work, with at least 6 semester hours in the social sciences and 9 hours in the combination of humanities and fine arts. For the purpose of these requirements, social science will include anthropology, economics, Latin American studies, political science, psychology and sociology; humanities will include classics, English literature, history, modern languages (200 level and above), philosophy, religion and Southern studies; and fine arts will include courses in the history, appreciation and criticism of art, dance, music, and theatre arts. (Courses emphasizing the enhancement of skills and performance are not acceptable.) Honors, African-American studies and gender studies courses may be used to meet these requirements as appropriate, depending upon their topical content.

Three credits of additional general education course work

Students must complete an additional 3 semester hours of course work beyond the 21 hours required above. These additional 3 hours are to be composed of any additional fine arts, humanities, or social science course work (as defined above) or any combination of credits from the courses listed below:

Course Course Title Credits
AS 301 Air Force Leadership Studies I 3
AS 302 Air Force Leadership Studies II 3
Bus 250 Legal Environment of Business 3
Bus 271 Business Communication 3
Edld 110 Chancellor's Leadership Class I 1
Edld 111 Chancellor’s Leadership Class II 1
Edld 120 Introduction to Leadership Studies 3
Edld 220 Foundations of Leadership Studies 3
Engr 400 Leadership and Professionalism in Engineering 1
Mgmt 371 Principles of Management 3
Msl 102 Military Science I: Basic Leadership & Management 2
Nsc 211 Naval Leadership and Management I 2
Spch 105 Business/Professional Speech 3

Thirty-three credits of engineering course work

In addition, candidates for the B.E. degree must complete the following 24 credits consisting of courses offered by the School of Engineering: Csci 251; Engr 309, 310, 313, 321, 330, 362, 363, 400; and 9 hours of technical engineering electives.

Emphasis Areas

Candidates for the B.E. degree must complete 33 hours of an approved emphasis area. The emphasis area may be selected from various fields of study.

Bachelor of Engineering with an Aerospace Studies Emphasis

Bachelor of Engineering majors who elect to enroll as cadets in Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) earn 28 hours towards the 33-hour requirement for a Bachelor of Engineering emphasis. Students would need 5 additional hours of courses approved by the Department of Aerospace Studies to complete the area of emphasis.

A student who chooses to pursue a B.E. degree with an emphasis in aerospace studies would graduate with a career waiting for them in the U.S. Air Force. Possible careers include engineering officer, civil engineer, scientist, acquisition manager, combat systems officer or pilot.

After enrolling in the Air Force ROTC program, students have the opportunity to earn a scholarship that could cover tuition. During summer breaks, they can gain extra experience through field trips: interning at the Pentagon, learning to fly a glider, parachuting, traveling abroad, touring a base or training in combat survival. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Business Emphasis

A Bachelor of Engineering degree with an emphasis in business will prepare the way for MBA admission from a technical background. Technical expertise and business acumen is a winning combination, and majors learn to be detail-oriented and to think big. The engineering degree coupled with a business emphasis allows the student to learn the critical components of managing teams, using market research to effectively engineer a marketable product at the right price, to build financial projections to help launch a project, product or business, and provide computer and database support to engineering projects. In summary, the addition of business to an engineering degree provides the graduate with an advantage because of the knowledge of how to bring a product or process to market and the ability to manage the team that will do the work. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering with an Education Emphasis

Graduates with a Bachelor of Engineering degree emphasizing education bring more to the table than simply mathematics as a secondary teacher. They will be able to answer the age-old question of high school students: "When will we ever need to know this?" Engineering reinforces math-and-science skills, and it promotes critical thinking and creativity. It teaches students to be willing to take intellectual risks and to design, build, test and evaluate the products of their imagination. Click on one of the following for suggested courses: Chemistry Emphasis, Mathematics Emphasis, Physics Emphasis.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Manufacturing Emphasis

This emphasis within the B.E. degree stresses manufacturing science and technology, while providing a cross-disciplinary foundation in business and accountancy to meet the need for qualified managerial and technical professionals in the rapidly expanding field of manufacturing. The curriculum provides core knowledge in engineering and manufacturing fundamentals with electives in accountancy, business, management information systems, and management and marketing. The student should consult with and obtain the approval of his/her academic adviser for the selection of the desired option courses. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Military Science and Leadership Emphasis

Bachelor of Engineering majors who elect to enroll in Army ROTC earn 29 hours towards the rigorous 33-hour requirement for a Bachelor of Engineering emphasis. Students would only need one additional class, to be approved by the Department of Military Science and Leadership, to complete the area of emphasis.

A student who chooses to pursue a B.E. degree with an emphasis in military science and leadership would graduate with a career waiting for them in the U.S. Army on active duty or as a member of the Army Reserve or National Guard. Possible careers include opportunities in the fields of engineering, chemical operations, aviation, logistics, signal and telecommunications, and military intelligence, just to name a few.

After enrolling in the Army ROTC program, students have the opportunity to earn a scholarship that could cover tuition, books, room and board as well as a monthly stipend. During summer breaks, they will have the opportunity to expand their leadership skills and abilities by attending the Leaders Training Course (LTC), the Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC) and either the Army’s Airborne School (Parachutist) or Air Assault School. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Naval Science Emphasis

Bachelor of Engineering majors who elect to enroll in Naval ROTC (NROTC) earn 29 hours towards the rigorous 33-hour requirement for a Bachelor of Engineering emphasis. Students would need an additional 4 hours of approved technical electives to complete the area of emphasis, choosing from these classes: Fluid Mechanics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Hydrodynamic Stability, Coastal Hydrodynamics, Radiation Science, Radiation Physics Lab, Introduction to Nuclear Physics I and Introduction to Nuclear Physics II.

A student who chooses to pursue a B.E. degree with an emphasis in naval science would graduate with a career waiting for them in the U.S. Navy. Possible careers include engineering duty officer, surface warfare officer, submarine warfare officer or naval aviator.

Upon enrollment in the NROTC program, students have the opportunity to earn a scholarship that would cover tuition, fees and books as well as earn a monthly stipend. During summer breaks, they will gain experience through summer cruises. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Pre-Law Emphasis

The UM School of Law and School of Engineering are offering an accelerated, interdisciplinary program offering engineering students early admission to the public university's School of Law. Through the "3+3" law program, students in the general engineering pre-law program can be admitted into a fast-tracked bachelor of engineering and law degree program, trimming a full year off of attaining a law degree. A joint degree in engineering (B.E.) and law (J.D.) offers graduates unique flexibility and the opportunity to pursue special areas offered at Ole Miss, such as intellectual property/patent law and LLM in air and space law. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Pre-Med Emphasis

Bachelor of Engineering majors with a pre-med emphasis will gain a solid foundation in the natural sciences and strong communication skills, making them ideal candidates for competitive medical schools around the country. The B.E. program fully satisfies the minimum requirements for applying to medical school and offers additional preparatory course work. Armed with an analytical approach to learning, B.E. graduates stand out from the crowd when applying to medical school. The engineering background also serves as an excellent fallback for graduates who decide medical school is not for them. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Public Policy Leadership Emphasis

A Bachelor of Engineering with an emphasis in public policy leadership can pave the way to a math-and-science specific career in a governmental agency or politics. Graduates will not only have learned engineering skills but will be able to apply them to the analysis of policies in government and industry. Leaders with technical knowledge are needed to face important issues such as the environment and global change. Click here for suggested courses.

Bachelor of Engineering, Undecided

For those who know they want to go into engineering but don’t know which field, choosing Bachelor of Engineering, Undecided, is the way to go. Students can use this path as a steppingstone to a professional engineering degree program after a semester or two of undecided, allowing time for further consideration and exploration of the different engineering career options, which include chemical, civil, electrical, geological, mechanical engineering as well as computer science. Click here for suggested courses.