The UW-Stevens Point Associate of Science degree in Pre-Engineering provides a broad base of skills including instruction in core math, science and engineering principles. It is designed to provide transfer pathways to a variety of University of Wisconsin System baccalaureate programs.

Course Outline

The program consists of 61-67 credits. The total includes 45 that satisfy general requirements, 15-20 required to provide math and basic science courses relevant to engineering, and 3-4 engineering elective credits. Courses are delivered primarily face-to-face, with a few courses 100% distance delivery or 50% or more distance delivery.

Transfer to UW System Engineering Schools

The UW-Stevens Point AS in Pre-Engineering allows for smooth transfer into engineering programs across the University of Wisconsin System, including these  ABET-accredited engineering programs:

UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Other Transfer Possibilities
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Michigan Tech, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and others. Your faculty adviser can assist you in evaluating other programs.

Completing the AS satisfies general education requirements at all UW System schools.

Get Involved on Campus

As undergraduates, students are encouraged to pursue a variety of research interests. Many graduating seniors have co-authored published articles in scientific journals; others have presented talks describing their research projects at national conferences and meetings. Approximately half of our graduating seniors accept fellowships or assistantships for advanced study at institutions across the country.

More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Physics majors at UW-Stevens Point enjoy study abroad opportunities, including academic coursework at sites worldwide, London internships and short travel courses covering specialized topics. Many students in the department are employed in relevant positions during their studies. Research assistants, tutors, graders, planetarium staff members and laboratory assistants are routinely hired by the department. In addition, special scholarships provide financial support to a number of students in physics and astronomy.

Meet Your Professors

UW-Stevens Point pre-engineering classes are small, and students majoring in physics are able to work directly with faculty early in their academic careers. Faculty conduct research in areas such as astrophysics, solid state ionics, superconductivity, liquid crystals and femtosecond lasers. Meet your professors!

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