Sep 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Engineering, Civil Engineering Specialization, (Transfer track)

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Students will have the opportunity to explore five different engineering paths. Throughout the program, students will be immersed in the physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science instruction they need to be prepared for a future in engineering. Pre-Engineering students will also enroll in typical University Core curriculum and foundational curriculum courses. After completing the coursework, students may continue at UHCL in an existing degree program. Students may also apply for admission to the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering upon satisfaction of UH transfer admission standards. Pre-Engineering students may transfer to any other university in the country pending that institution’s admission and course transfer requirements.

Pre-Engineering Requirements


These programs require 56-65 hours based on specialization. Programs include University Core requirements and lower-level introductory engineering courses. University Core is listed separately in the catalog. Additional University Core requirements may be needed outside of this program depending upon selected specialization.

Transfer to University of Houston

Students who complete a Pre-Engineering specialization at UHCL will be guaranteed acceptance to an Engineering program at UH-Central if they meet the following GPA criteria:

  • Math GPA 3.0 or better
  • Science GPA 3.0 or better
  • English GPA 2.5 or better
  • Cumulative GPA 3.25 or better
  • Engineering GPA 3.0 or better

Note: The above GPA requirements for UH-Central will be calculated using all attempted coursework. Only the hours and grade points earned on the last attempt will be counted in the UHCL GPA calculation.

Students who do not transfer to UH-Central will have an option to transfer to other universities (pending that institution’s admission and course transfer requirements) or continue their education at UHCL.

Specialization Requirements

Additional Information

Students may take either  BIOL 1306 /BIOL 1106  or GEOL 1303 /GEOL 1103 .

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