Non-technical principles and ideas shape the working environment of practicing engineers and computer scientists. Ethical, social, international and economic issues play a major role in determining the best technical solution for a given problem. They require that the skills of engineers and computer scientists extend beyond mathematics and the sciences. Courses in the humanities and the social sciences provide this necessary awareness and knowledge. To meet accreditation goals, as well as program and institutional objectives, all Grove School of Engineering (GSoE) undergraduate programs have a liberal arts component.
In order to fulfill the liberal arts requirement, GSoE students must pass five or six approved courses for a total of 15 or 18 credits, depending on major, of which at least two (6 credits) must be at the 20000 level or higher.
Important: Most students must satisfy the general education requirements in the Pathways “flexible core.” Courses in four of these areas—creative expression, world cultures & global issues, individual & society, and U.S. experience—also satisfy four of the (five or six) GSoE liberal arts elective courses that are required by every GSoE undergraduate major. Click here to find out more.