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Enroll in Engineering

Note: The outlined process below is for current Ohio State students. If you are an incoming student who was not directly enrolled as an engineering pre-major, we strongly encourage you to consider other majors in the science, mathematics and technology fields of study. We do not recommend that incoming students start in another major with the intent of eventually pursuing engineering as we have a limited number of seats and this may add time to degree. Students can review majors at majors.osu.edu.

If you are a current undergraduate student at Ohio State, you will need to meet the following admission criteria to officially enroll in the College of Engineering:

  • C- or higher in Math 1151 (or equivalent); or EM or transfer credit for Math 1151 (or equivalent)*
  • Credit for one of the following science courses: Physics 1250, Chemistry 1210, Chemistry 1250, Biology 2100
  • OSU cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 1 term of full-time undergraduate enrollment at Ohio State (excluding terms of enrollment through post-secondary enrollment programs, such as Academy)

    *We strongly encourage you to complete two calculus courses prior to officially enrolling in the College of Engineering: 1172 (preferred) or 1152 or equivalent (transfer credit should be directly equivalent to 1152).

Once you meet the criteria above, you can request to officially enroll in the College of Engineering by contacting an academic advisor in your pre-major of interest. 

If you are currently enrolled in the College of Engineering and want to change to a different engineering pre-major, contact an engineering academic advisor in your new program of interest. 

The deadline to officially enroll in the College of Engineering or change your pre-major is the First Friday of the term. After that day, you can still request to change into the College of Engineering, but you will not be officially enrolled in the College of Engineering until the following term.

You can complete many foundational math, science and engineering courses before officially enrolling in the College of Engineering. These courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Calculus-Based Physics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (ENGR 1181.01 and 1181.02)
  • Chemistry

Taking these courses will allow you to master the foundational principles critical to the engineering curriculum and explore your interest in the discipline.

If you are currently enrolled in the College of Engineering and want to change to a major/pre-major outside of the College of Engineering, contact an academic advisor in your new program of interest to learn more about the program and any admission criteria you may need to meet. You can find contact information for all advising offices at Ohio State by visiting advising.osu.edu.