Associate of Science in Liberal Arts-Pre-Engineering Emphasis

Faculty and Staff Top of Page


Sergei Bezroukov, Professor, Computer Science
Peter Cook, Associate Professor, Physics
Steven Rosenberg, Associate Professor, Mathematics

Academic Staff

Heather Kahler, Senior Lecturer, Mathematics

Associate of Science in Liberal Arts-Pre-Engineering Emphasis Top of Page

The A.S. in Liberal Arts degree prepares students to succeed in a Bachelor's engineering program of their choice. Students will study the math and science they need in a cost-effective and learner-centered environment. Students will also receive individualized academic advising to help them transition into a four-year engineering program. Completion of the AS degree satisfies University Studies requirements at other University of Wisconsin System universities.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  • Creative and Critical Thinking:
    • Students will be able to draw reasoned conclusions from sound mathematical or scientific principles and data.
    • Students will be able to critically evaluate given assumptions and reasoning about a problem.
  • Communication: Students will be able to communicate effectively using accepted mathematical and scientific notation, terminology, and conventions.
  • Individual and Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how their decisions (personal or professional) can alter the well-being of themselves, others, or the greater environment.

Associates of Science in Liberal Arts Degree Requirements Top of Page

Pre-engineering emphasis

For this degree, students do NOT need to fulfill the typical general education/university studies requirements for a bachelor's degree, but only the following requirements.

60 total college level credits with at least a 2.0 GPA

Completion of 24 credits from UW-Superior

Required Core courses (30 credits)

General Chemistry I -- 5.00 credits
Introduction to Programming -- 3.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III -- 4.00 credits
Calculus-Based Physics I -- 5.00 credits
Calculus-Based Physics II -- 5.00 credits

STEM Technical Electives (7 credits)

The technical electives are designed to allow students to explore their desired subfield of engineering. A strategic selection of courses can help with the transfer process to a specific engineering school.  Note that students have the option to cross-register for courses at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  Students should discuss their options with their advisor. 

Any courses from the following prefixes:
CHEM (106 or higher)
CSCI (202 or higher)
GEOG GIS courses (241, 343, 442)
MATH (300 or higher)
PHYS (203 or higher)

Communication courses (9 credits)

Introduction to Communication -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Academic Writing -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits

General Education/University Studies courses (12 credits) 

Humanities Category - 3 credits
Social Science Category - 3 credits ECON 250 or ECON 251 recommended
Fine and Applied Arts Category - 3 credits

Additional 3 credits from one of the above categories.

Diversity requirement (3 credits)

Individual, Social, and Environmental Responsibility (6 credits)

Environmental Anthropology -- 3.00 credits
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility -- 3.00 credits
Our Chemical Environment -- 2.00 credits
Introduction to Communication -- 3.00 credits
Ecological Economics -- 3.00 credits
Environmental Science -- 2.00 credits
Our Water Resources -- 4.00 credits
Health and Wellness -- 3.00 credits
Law and Human Behavior -- 3.00 credits
Environmental Law and Regulation -- 3.00 credits
Global Social Problems -- 3.00 credits
People and the Environment: Challenges & Actions -- 3.00 credits
Cultural Geography -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Gender Studies -- 3.00 credits
Social Justice -- 3.00 credits
The Making of the Modern Global System -- 3.00 credits
U.S. National, State and Local Government -- 3.00 credits
Environmental Science and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Race and Ethnicity -- 3.00 credits