Case School of Engineering General Education Requirements (Effective Fall 2020)

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 their 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.

Breadth Requirement (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 outside of the areas of engineering, natural sciences, and mathematics.  The selection of courses to satisfy this requirement should be done in consultation with the student’s academic advisor(s).
    • Courses to meet this requirement include those offered by:
      • The College of Arts and Sciences (except those offered by science and mathematics departments)
      • The Weatherhead School of Management
      • The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
      • The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
      • The School of Medicine Department of Bioethics
      • The Cleveland Institute of Music
      • The Cleveland Institute of Art
      • Other courses approved by the Case School of Engineering’s Undergraduate Studies Committee are also acceptable.

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; also, they will take MATH 201 or 307 in place of MATH 224. 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 substitute 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.