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    The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering confers a Bachelor of Science degree upon all students who have successfully completed a program of study and have fulfilled all requirements for a specific major in the college.

    A thesis is not required for the baccalaureate degree. However, the department can grant permission to exceptional students to undertake a thesis in lieu of up to four semester credits of required or elective work in the student's department.

    Required minimum grade point averages

    • 2.5 GPA is required in critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 GPA is required for all courses completed in the college
    • 2.0 GPA is required in all work attempted in the department
    • 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in all work attempted at the university

    All grade point averages are based on a 4.0 scale computed on the last of the maximum two attempts (including withdrawals) allowed for each course.

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    Technical Foundation Courses

    Technical coursework is required of all students. This coursework also satisfies the mathematics and physical/biological science categories of the general education requirement. Generally, all technical coursework must be completed or be in final progress before a student can register for junior/senior-level engineering courses. Minimum grades of C are required in all calculus, chemistry and physics coursework based on a maximum of two attempts, including withdrawals.

    Some departments may have higher requirements.

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    Critical-Tracking Criteria

    The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has established tracking criteria for all programs. Applicants with specific questions can contact the department or Engineering Undergraduate Student Affairs.

    Students must fulfill the performance criteria for their program’s tracking courses. Students who are off-track will be placed on probation. Students who fail to meet the conditions of their probation may not be allowed to continue in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.

    A minimum grade of C (based on a maximum of two attempts, including withdrawals) is required for each tracking course. A minimum 2.5 critical-tracking GPA is required for students to continue to the upper-division engineering program. Some departments require a grade higher than C in critical-tracking courses. Students are expected to complete all critical tracking courses by the fifth fall/spring semester.

    To be on track, students must meet or exceed these minimum performance criteria.

    Tracking Courses
    Semesters at UF Minimum Completed Minimum GPA Minimum Overall UF GPA
    First 1 2.5 2.0
    Second 2 2.5 2.0
    Third 4 2.5 2.0
    Fourth 6 2.5 2.0
    Fifth 8 2.5 2.0


    Required Tracking Courses: all engineering majors
    Mathematics 15 credits
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 4
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 4
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 4
    Differential Equations
    MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3
    Physical/Biological Sciences 16 credits
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 3
    PHY 2048L Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 1
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 3
    PHY 2049L Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 2
    CHM 2045 or CHM 2095 General Chemistry , ♦♦ 3
    CHM 2045L Laboratory for CHM 2045/2095 1
    CHM 2046 or CHM 2096 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis ♦♦♦ 3
    CHM 2046L Laboratory for CHM 2046/2096 1
    Additional critical tracking requirements
    Refer to specific major plan

    Calculus and chemistry placement will be determined by student scores on the online ALEKS assessment test, which is required for all engineering students.

    ♦♦ Industrial and systems engineering majors: CHM 2045 is not required for tracking; however, it is required for graduation.

    ♦♦♦ Aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, digital arts and sciences, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, and nuclear engineering either do not require CHM2046/2096 or may substitute another course.

    Additional critical tracking requirements for specific majors are listed in the major degree programs.

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    Progression to Graduation

    The programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in engineering are carefully planned and organized sequences. The highly motivated student with proper high school preparation can complete these programs in four years, including at least one summer term, by scheduling an average of 15 credits each semester.

    Usually, foundation subjects common to all fields of engineering are studied in the first two years at the university or in a pre-engineering program at a public or state college. Specialized study is taken in the junior and senior years within a department of the college, where the program is tailored to the student’s preparation, interests and career goals.

    The specific requirements for each major are outlined. Students must consult their department academic advisors each semester before registering for classes.

    Graduating with Honors

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