The University of the South

3-2 Engineering Program


3 (or 4) Years at Sewanee

-Humanities course requirements

-Engineering school requirements

-Major requirements


-2 Years at engineering school:

Vanderbilt University,

Washington University (St. Louis),

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

Columbia University


-Financial aid may be awarded for 3-2 and 4-2 students by the engineering school


Upon graduation from engineering school with a B.S. in engineering, you will receive a B.S. in your major from The University of the South.


University of the South requirements

-300-level foreign language, English 101, History 100, social science, fine arts, religion/philosophy

- Calculus I,II, Multidimensional calculus, differential equations

-Computer science course - intro to C, C++, Java, or Fortran

-Physics I,II

-Chemistry I,II


- 4-2 engineering students must complete all departmental requirements for Sewanee graduation in their major and must pass their departmental comprehensive exam. 4-2 students may choose to graduate with their class before entering engineering school.

Abbreviated Majors only for 3-2 Students

 Chemistry major

-Organic chemistry I & II (two courses)

-Quantitative chemistry (one course)

-Thermodynamics with kinetics (one course)

 Computer science

- Data Structures (one course)

-Computer Organization (one course)

-Analysis of Algorithms (one course)

-Operating Systems (one course)

-CS elective at 300 level or higher (one course)


-Discrete mathematics (one course)

-Linear algebra (one course)

-2 course sequence from Abstract Algebra, Analysis, Topology, or Probability & Statistics (two courses)


-Electricity and Magnetism, intermediate or advanced (one course)

-Advanced Mechanics (one course)

-Modern Physics I & II or Optics & Thermodynamics (two courses)

-Junior Seminar (half course)

Comprehensive exams are not required for the 3-2 engineering program, but are required for the 4-2 engineering program.

Typical Course of Study for Physics Major

 Freshman year - Advent semester Freshman year - Easter semester 
Math 101: Calculus I  Math 102: Calculus II 
Physics 103: Intro classical mechanics Physics 104: Intro electricity & magnetism
English 101: Writing intensive   Economics 101
French 103   French 104

Sophomore year - Advent semester Sophomore year - Easter semester 
Math 207: Multidimensional calculus Math 212: Differential equations
Physics 203: Intro to electronics  Physics 204: Theoretical E&M 
History 101: Writing intensive  Philosophy or Religion course
French 203   French 300

 Junior year - Advent semester Junior year - Easter semester 
Chemistry 101 Chemistry 102 
Theatre 342: Scene design Physics 308: Modern physics with lab
Physics 307: Modern physics with lab Computer Science 157: C++ or JAVA
Physics 303: Mechanics Physics 312: Seminar + elective

 Senior year - Advent semester Senior year - Easter semester 
Physics 201: Optics Physics 401: Quantum mechanics
Physics 421: Advanced E&M  Physics 412: Seminar
Physics 407: Physics research or elective Math 410: Math methods in physics
elective  2 electives

 Comprehensive Exams