Washington University Requirements

To be considered for admission to Washington University's School of Engineering you must:

  1. have an overall and pre-engineering GPA of 3.25 or higher;

  2. complete your Redlands major and general education requirements for a BS degree*;

  3. complete the specific prerequisite courses for your intended engineering major (see below and consult with the Program Advisor).

* Students do not need to earn 128 credits while at the University of Redlands because credits will be transferred back from Washington University.  Also, students only need to complete the BS degree requirements, even if they are completing a BA degree at Redlands.  The Student Planning app may show the BA requirements.  Under the LAF requirements for the BS degree, one foreign language course at the 102 level or higher must be completed (instead of a two-course sequence at the 100 or 200 level or one course at the 300 level or higher) and courses in two of the humanities categories (HH, HL, and HP) must be completed (instead of all three).

Prerequisite Courses/

  • Foundational: The following pre-engineering courses are required for most engineering majors (See exceptions under major-specific requirements).

    MATH 121 (or 118 and 119), 122, 221 Calculus I-III
    MATH 235 Differential Equations (not required for Computer Science)
    PHYS 231-233 General Physics I-III
    CHEM 131 General Chemistry I (not required for Computer Science)
    CS 110 Intro. to Programming

  • Major-specific: In addition to the foundational pre-engineering courses, students must take courses specific to their engineering major. Possible majors and numbers of additional courses required are listed below.

    Biomedical Engineering (2 courses)
    Chemical Engineering (3-5 courses)
    Computer Engineering (1 course)
    Computer Science (1 course, also MATH 235 CHEM 131 are not required)
    Data Science (MATH 235 CHEM 131 are not required)
    Electrical Engineering (no additional courses)
    Environmental Engineering (3-5 courses)
    Mechanical Engineering (no additional courses)
    System Science and Engineering (no additional courses)

 More information about the Dual-Degree Program at Washington University in St. Louis, including lists of required courses for each major.