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Pre-Engineering Degree Requirements



The pre-engineering curriculum is for students completing the core requirements before transferring to an engineering school. Since these requirements will vary between different engineering schools and different branches of engineering, the recommended curriculum may need adjusting. Pre-engineering students are responsible for being familiar with specific requirements. Students can complete the recommended pre-engineering curriculum in two to three years depending on their pre-college preparation. Well-prepared pre-engineering students should consider the dual-degree program listed as the Applied Physics Major.


For students transferring to University of Kentucky, the entire UC general education curriculum should be completed in order to become UK Gen Ed Certified. For students who intend to transfer without completing all of UC’s general education, recommended general education courses are listed below.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Applied Physics Pre-Engineering Curriculum

General Education Requirements

For a full list of course offerings, visit our Academic Catalog page.