CWRU Requirements

Pre-Engineering Program

Taylor Hall

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2214

Case Western Reserve University offers a binary (3+2) program resulting in a B.A. from The College of Wooster and a B.S. from CWRU.

Degree Programs/Disciplines of Study

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Systems & Control Engineering

The Binary Program at Case Western

The Binary Program allows students to begin their studies at a liberal arts college for three years and pursue an Engineering degree at Case Western Reserve University for two years. Students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the College of Wooster after the first year at Case Western and will graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering from Case Western after the second year.

Students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 in math and science at the College of Wooster.

Academic Guidelines (sample coursework recommended prior to enrollment at Case Western) For more information, visit Case's Dual Degree Program.

  • Mathematics: courses equivalent to 2 years of math
  • Physics: courses equivalent to 1 yr of physics
  • Chemistry: courses equivalent to 1 yr of chemistry
  • Computer Programming: elementary computer programming
  • Natural Science: math or statistics courses as designated by major department
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: must complete at least 21 semester hours of humanities and social science courses
  • English: must complete English courses with college level writing proficiency

Recommended Courses to take at Wooster

  • CS 110 - Imperative Problem Solving
  • Math 111 - Calculus I
  • Math 112 - Calculus II
  • Math 212 - Multivariate Calculus
  • Math 221 - Differential Equations
  • Physics 111 - Calculus Physics I
  • Physics 112 - Calculus Physics II
  • Chem 112 - Principles of Chemistry

Additional Case Western Requirements for Chemical Engineering

  • Chem 211 - Organic Chemistry I
  • Chem 212 - Organic Chemistry II
  • Chem 318 - Physical Chemistry I
  • Chem 319 - Physical Chemistry II

Additional Case Western Requirements for Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

  • Physics 220 - Electronics for Scientists
  • Physics 304 - Electricity and Magnetism

Other Recommended Courses

  • Physics 202 - Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences
  • Math 211 - Linear Algebra
  • Math 327 - Numerical Analysis


  • Students interested MUST apply through the Case Western Reserve University Office of Admissions. Applications are completed on-line and are located under “3/2” Engineering”.
  • College of Wooster students should work closely with their departmental advisor and with the Pre-Engineering advisor to make sure all deadlines are met and all courses required have been taken.
  • Scholarship awards are available to Binary students during their two years at Case Western Reserve University.