Bachelors (BS) in Applied Science

This major offers a 58-semester-hour course of study, enabling students to pursue engineering in a discipline other than those currently offered at George Fox University. This dual-degree 3/2 program is offered for students interested in pursuing engineering in a discipline such as chemical*, environmental or aerospace engineering.

Students attend George Fox for three years, taking most of their general education, mathematics, science and lower-division engineering courses. They may then qualify to transfer to any other engineering school where they spend two more years completing their engineering degree. Students completing this five-year program will receive two bachelor of science degrees: a degree in applied science from George Fox University after their fourth year, and a degree in engineering from the cooperating engineering school after their fifth year.

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a BS in applied science will:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences to their work
  • Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data
  • Design systems, processes and programs to meet specified needs of the discipline
  • Function effectively on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify and solve applied science problems using the techniques, skills and modern scientific tools necessary for professional practice
  • Understand and act according to the field's professional and ethical standards
  • Communicate effectively
  • Use their broad education to impact solutions in global and societal contexts
  • Understand contemporary issues in the field

Special General Education Requirements

The chemistry and mathematics courses (listed below) also fulfill up to 9 hours of the sciences requirement for general education.

Major Requirements (58 hours)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 212 General Chemistry II (4)
ENGE 250 Electric Circuit Analysis (4)
ENGM 210 Statics and Dynamics (4)
ENGM 311 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
ENGR 151 Engineering Principles I (2)
ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II (2)
ENGR 250 Principles of Materials Science (3)
MATH 201 Calculus I (4)
MATH 202 Calculus II (4)
MATH 301 Calculus III (3)
MATH 311 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4)
PHYS 211 General Physics with Calculus I (4)
PHYS 212 General Physics with Calculus II (4)

Students must choose at least 3 semester hours from the following:
ENGE 220 Digital Logic Design (4)
ENGE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits (4)
ENGE 330 Electrical Signals and Networks (4)
ENGM 312 Applications of Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials (3)
ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics (3)

Students must choose 6 semester hours from the following:
MATH 312 Numerical Methods (3)
MATH 320 Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 331 Probability (3)

Students must transfer 12 additional semester hours in engineering courses from the cooperating engineering school.

The remainder of the engineering curriculum will be taken in two years at the cooperating engineering school. For a complete list of required courses, consult the engineering advisor or the registrar. General education requirements are substantially different for 3/2 engineering students. Details are available from the engineering advisor or the registrar.

*It is strongly recommended that students interested in pursuing the 3/2 option in chemical engineering also enroll in CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry (4), CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry (4), CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry (4) and CHEM 402 Physical Chemistry (4) during their three years at George Fox University.

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