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Case School of Engineering General Education Requirements

Case School of Engineering General Education Requirements

All undergraduates at Case Western Reserve must complete the SAGES Program and the physical education requirement, in addition to school-specific general education requirements based on the school of his or her major.

Course credit earned by AP, IB, proficiency examinations, and transfer credit may be used to satisfy Case School of Engineering general education requirements.

Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Core Requirements (44 credit-hours)1

Mathematics (14 credit-hours)

  1. MATH 121
  2. MATH 122 or 124
  3. MATH 223 or 227
  4. MATH 224 or 228

Chemistry (four credit-hours)

  1. CHEM 1112

Physics (eight credit-hours)

  1. PHYS 121 or 123
  2. PHYS 122 or 124

Engineering (18 credit-hours)

  1. ENGR 131 or EECS 1323
  2. ENGR 1452
  3. ENGR 200
  4. ENGR 210
  5. ENGR 2254

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics Requirement (three credit-hours)

Course designated by major department.

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)

  1. ENGL 398 (two credit-hours) and ENGR 398 (one credit-hour); together, these courses fulfill the departmental seminar requirement
  2. At least 12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses selected from:
  • Humanities:
    • Akkadian (AKKD)
    • Arabic (ARAB)
    • Art History (ARTH)
    • Art Studio (ARTS)
    • Chinese (CHIN)
    • Classics (CLSC)
    • Dance (DANC)
    • English (ENGL)
    • French (FRCH)
    • German (GRMN)
    • Greek (GREK)
    • Hebrew (HBRW)
    • History (HSTY)
    • Italian (ITAL)
    • Japanese (JAPN)
    • Latin (LATN)
    • Linguistics (LING)
    • Music - General (MUGN)
    • Music - History (MUHI)
    • Music - Theory (MUTH)
    • Philosophy (PHIL)
    • Portuguese (PORT)
    • Religious Studies (RLGN)
    • Russian (RUSN), Spanish (SPAN)
    • Theater (THTR)
    • World Literature (WLIT)

  • Social Sciences:
    • Anthropology (ANTH)
    • Cognitive Science (COGS)
    • Communication Sciences (COSI)
    • Economics (ECON)
    • Political Science (POSC)
    • Psychology (PSCL)
    • Sociology (SOCI)

  • Other courses that meet this requirement for Case School of Engineering degree candidates:
    • Applied Social Sciences (SASS)
    • Bioethics (BETH)

      1Students completing the Bachelor of Science in computer science (as opposed to the Bachelor of Science in engineering with a major in one of the engineering disciplines) are not required to take ENGR 200, 210, or 225. Students completing the Bachelor of Science in data science and analytics (as opposed to the Bachelor of Science in engineering with a major in one of the engineering disciplines) are not required to take ENGR 145, 200, 210, or 225.

      2The chemistry-materials course sequence CHEM 105, CHEM 106, ENGR 145 may be substituted for the sequence CHEM 111, ENGR 145.

      3Note that some majors (computer engineering, computer science, the computer-oriented concentrations in biomedical engineering, and data science and analytics) specifically require EECS 132.

      4Students pursuing a polymer science and engineering major or the biomaterials concentration in the biomedical engineering major may substitute EMAC 351 and 352 for ENGR 225. Students pursuing majors in aerospace or mechanical engineering may substitute EMAE 251, 252, and 353 for ENGR 225.