Truman offers a Pre-Engineering Program in which you can take your first two years of undergraduate work at Truman to build the foundation you need to succeed in engineering school. You will then transfer to an engineering school of your choice where you can complete your undergraduate work and earn a Bachelor of Science in engineering.

All physics and mathematics courses taken at Truman are guaranteed to transfer to the University of Missouri-Columbia and Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, and usually transfer to other engineering schools as well.

Why Pre-Engineering Studies at Truman? 

  • Small classes and individualized attention from your professors
  • Unique interdisciplinary opportunities for pre-engineering students
  • A focus on developing communication and critical thinking skills
  • Research opportunities for undergraduate students
  • Ranked #1 public school in Midwest—U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges”

Career Paths

The study of physics, mathematics, and other relevant disciplines helps prepare you for a variety of engineering careers from designing essential infrastructure to developing renewable energy sources to engineering technology that improves our lives.

Featured Courses

Your academic advisor at Truman will assist you with everything you need to complete the pre-engineering requirements before transferring to an engineering school. Here's a sampling of potential courses.

Survey the basic physics including Newtonian mechanics and conservation laws, fluid behavior and thermodynamics. You learn the concepts and develop the skills needed for advanced coursework in science and engineering.
Learn about functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, definite integrals, exponentials, logarithms, and applications.
Study terms, tools, and concepts that are basic to macroeconomic analysis including determination of an economy’s aggregate income, output, employment, prices, and interest rates, and how fiscal and monetary policies work.
Learn about  algorithmic approach to problem solving and the use of a high-level language to design and implement problem solution.
Explore systems of linear equations, linear mappings, matrices, determinants, quadratic forms, and geometric applications.
Study topics including descriptive and inferential statistics of both univariate and bivariate data, with practical application to real-world data, including appropriate data collection techniques.

How to Apply

You will apply to Truman just like any prospective student would. If you're interested in the Pre-Engineering Program, you should review your plans with any Truman Physics faculty member.