Wooster Graduation Requirements

Pre-Engineering Program

Taylor Hall

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2214


Students interested in completing the Pre-Engineering program will declare a major at Wooster (such as Physics, Chemistry, Math, etc.) and will be given an advisor from that department. In addition to meeting with their departmental advisor, students are encouraged to meet regularly with the Pre-Engineering advisor to discuss class schedules and plans for fulfilling all courses required for the Pre-Engineering program in a timely manner.

In order to be granted permission for the senior year in absentia, students continuing on to an engineering school must meet the following requirements:

  • All of the Wooster General Education Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree (that is, First Year Seminar, Writing Competency, Learning Across the Disciplines, etc).
  • Roughly 3/4 of the courses required for the major, including Junior I.S. The student must have enough courses so that they could complete the major in one more year at Wooster without a course overload.
  • Successful completion of at least 24 courses.  (At least 16 of these must be completed at Wooster rather than being transfer credits. Only 2 transfer credits can be applied toward degree requirements; any additional transfer credits will count as elective courses.)

Students should apply for the in absentia privilege in the spring of their sophomore year. Requesting the privilege does not commit the student to definitely participating in the 3-2 program, but it does allow the College to better plan and to better advise the student.

In absentia privilege request form

The Wooster Bachelor of Arts degree is granted to the student after they complete their first year at the engineering school and transfer those engineering course credits back to Wooster. All students require 32 Wooster credits to be granted the Bachelor of Arts degree. Only courses with grades of “C” or higher are accepted for transfer credit.