Engineering | Exploring Engineering Studies

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The Exploring Engineering Studies plan is intended for students who want to major in engineering but have not yet chosen a specific discipline or for students who need to take both pre-tracking chemistry and mathematics courses in their first semester.

About this Program

This is not a degree-granting major. Students should work with their academic advisors to choose a degree-granting engineering major by semester three.

Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

Semester 1

  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts, including withdrawals
  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 4

  • Complete 2 additional courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts, including withdrawals
  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 5

  • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course, within two attempts
  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Undecided engineering students who are ready to begin one or both critical-tracking courses in semester 1 should meet with their academic advisor to adjust the recommended plan of study.

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing (If you do not place out of this course, take it in the Fall) 0-3
CHM 1025 Introduction to Chemistry (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 2
EGS 1006 Introduction to Engineering (recommended) 1
MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (Gen Ed Mathematics ) 4
Gen Ed Humanities 3
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits13-16
Semester Two
Select one: 3
General Chemistry 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences)  
Chemistry for Engineers 1 (Critical Tracking)  
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
IDS 1161 What is the Good Life (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Mathematics) 4
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits14
Semester Three
Select one: 3
General Chemistry 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences)  
Chemistry for Engineers 2 (Critical Tracking; or approved substitute)  
CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
ENC 3246 Professional Communication for Engineers (Gen Ed Composition) 3
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Mathematics) 4
Select one: 3
Gen Ed Humanities
 
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
 Credits14
Semester Four
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Mathematics) 4
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 3
PHY 2048L Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 1 (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
Major-specific courses 6
 Credits14
Semester Five
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations (Critical Tracking) 3
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 3
PHY 2049L Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 2 (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
Major-specific courses 6
 Credits13
 Total Credits68-71