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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Program for Engineering Majors

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The General Education requirements for Engineering majors consist of 46 credits distributed across the 10 General Education Goal Areas. These include the courses listed below under goal areas 1 through 4 (total of 31 credits) and one 3 or 4 credits in each of goal areas 5-10. (Courses may be dually listed, but students are still required to complete a minimum of 15 unique credits within goals 5-10.) In addition, 12 credits of intensive courses are required; these courses are shown under intensives below. Note: Students who receive a waiver from certain General Education courses must take an equal number of credit hours of elective courses to meet the 128-credit requirement.

Goal 1: Communication (7 credits)

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

 (fulfilled with other goal areas) 

Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning (8 credits)

Goal 5: History and the Social Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)

Goal 7: Human Diversity (3 credits)

Goal 8: Global Perspectives (3 credits)

Goal 9: Ethic and Civic Responsibility (3 credits)

Goal 10: People and the Environment (3 credits)

Intensive (12 credits)

Critical Analysis/Math Stat Intensive Required Courses (3 credits)

Oral Intensive Required Courses (3 credits)

†A sequence of two composite materials engineering courses:

Writing Intensive Courses (6 credits)

† A sequence of four composite materials engineering courses:


† All courses in the sequence should be completed to receive full credit in this General Education requirement.

Grade Requirement

Except for foreign language courses, all WSU courses taken for credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering must be taken for a letter grade. In foreign language courses, students may obtain a P (passing) grade either by passing an exam or by successfully completing upper-level foreign language courses.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement