Your First Year
As a new engineering student, some of you may enter with a major in mind while others will still be exploring. During the year, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of activities that should help you determine the best major for you. As a General Engineering student, you will work with your advisor to take courses for the majors you are most interested in. At the end of your first year, you can declare any of our 15 different engineering majors.
The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) begins training engineers with MIME 101, an orientation course meant to introduce the concepts and skills needed to be successful, both in academics and in the engineering profession.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) developed a committee to launch a first-year cohort program to build and strengthen the school community.
If you discover engineering is not right for you, students are able to transfer to any major they’d like at mostly any time. However, we always recommend meeting with academic advisors to make sure you understand the process and that you don’t lose too many credits when you transfer.