The Mathematics/Applied (Pre-Engineering) Option is a five-year  course  of  study. Students in this program attend Kentucky State University for three years of study in the pre- engineering area of their choice, and then transfers to the an engineering granting institution (e.g. Purdue University, The University of Kentucky, etc.).

Upon successful completion of the KSU Applied Math/Pre-Engineering degree requirements, students are awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics by Kentucky State University. Students are awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in their selected field of engineering by the engineering degree granting university after completing that institution’s degree requirements.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.

Program Requirements

A  total of  120  semester  credit  hours  is required  for  a  major  in  Mathematics/Applied  (Pre- Engineering).  In addition to the University’s Liberal Studies requirements (with MAT 131 in place of MAT 111 and PHY 211 and PHY 212 in place of the  natural sciences requirement), courses required for the specific engineering fields are as follows:

Biosystems  Engineering:  BIO  111,  MAT  131, 132, 231, 232, and one math elective chosen from (MAT 315, 321 or 333); CHE 101/110, 102/120; COS 108; PHY 211, 212, 305, 311, 320, 350, and 390.

Chemical Engineering: MAT 131, 132, 231, and 232;   CHE   101/110,   102/120,   301/310, 302/320, 407, and 409; COS 108; PHY 211, 212, 320.

Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mining  Engineering : MAT 131, 132, 231, 232, and one math elective chosen from (MAT 315, 321 or 333); CHE101/110,  102/120;  COS  108,  109, PHY 211, 212, 305, 311, 320, and 350.

Materials Engineering: MAT 131, 132, 231, 232, and one math elective chosen from (MAT 315, 321 or 333);   CHE   101/110, 102/120, CHE 200; COS 108; PHY 211, 212, 311, 320, 350, and 390.

The College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky offers degree programs in the following engineering fields: biosystems, chemical, civil, electrical,  mining  and  mechanical  may  be  found  in their official Bulletin.

Students  interested  in  engineering  should  note that,  due  to  possible  changes  in  the  engineering accreditation  standards  and possible  curriculum changes at the University of Kentucky, some courses in the curriculum may change periodically.   It is essential that students interested in engineering maintain close contact with the Pre-engineering advisors in the Division of Mathematics and Sciences.

Students majoring in  the Applied Mathematics/Pre-Engineering option and taking their liberal studies through Whitney Young College may have to take additional courses at the engineering institution.