Departmental Admission Requirements for Incoming Students

Although the university does not require the ACT/SAT for admission, all engineering programs require the ACT/SAT for direct admission into their programs. Students that do not take the ACT/SAT will be placed in Preparatory Engineering and will be evaluated for admission into the program after completing the specified bridge courses in the freshman year.

See University Admissions for Test Optional Details.

Biological Engineering (BE) Incoming Student Admission Requirements

Current Student Status Acceptance Requirements Program Code If Accepted

Freshman Entrance

-3.0 minimum High School GPA

-23 or higher Composite ACT

-24 or higher Math ACT Score

-110 or higher Admissions Index Score

BIEN_PPRU (Biological Engineering Pre-Program)

Preparatory Engineering, Transfer, or Any Other USU Major

Must complete the following Bridge courses and meet the requirements to be accepted into the pre-program:

Bridge Courses & Requirements

BENG 1000

BENG 1880

MATH 1210

MATH 1220

BIOL 1610/1615

PHYS 2210/2215

CHEM 1210/1215

  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • No grades less than C-
  • No more than 2 repeats (including labs)

BIEN_PPRU (Biological Engineering Pre-Program)

Transfer with Pre-Professional Program Courses Completed

In Math, Science, Engineering courses must have:

  • -2.3 or higher GPA
  • -C- Grades or better
  • -No more than 3 repeats

BIEN_PPRU (Biological Engineering Pre-Program)

BENG_PPRU (Biological Engineering Pre-Program)

Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:

  • 2.3 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
  • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
  • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats
  • Have at least 15 credits of Math, Science, Engineering completed at USU

BIEN_BS (Biological Engineering Professional Program)

*Incoming International students need to show Math Placement Exam (ALEKS) results or ACT/ACT in addition to the above requirements

Pre-Professional Courses Biological Engineering

Engineering Courses

  • BENG 1000
  • BENG 1880
  • BENG 2330
  • BENG 2400
  • ENGR 2010
  • ENGR 2140
  • ENGR 2270

Science Courses

  • BIOL 1610/1615
  • CHEM 1210/1215
  • CHEM 2300/2315
  • PHYS 2210/2215

Math Courses

  • MATH 1210
  • MATH 1220
  • MATH 2250

General Education Courses

  • ENGL 2010

Civil (Civil) Incoming Student Admission Requirements

Current Student Status Acceptance Requirements Program Code If Accepted

Current Student Status

Acceptance Requirements

Program Code If Accepted

Freshman Entrance

-3.0 minimum High School GPA

-23 or higher Composite ACT

-24 or higher Math ACT Score

-110 or higher Admissions Index Score

CIEN_PPRU (Civil Engineering Pre-Program)

Preparatory Engineering, Transfer, or Any Other USU Major

Must complete the following Bridge courses and meet the requirements to be accepted into the pre-program:

Bridge Courses & Requirements

CEE 2240

MATH 1210

CHEM 1210/1215

PHYS 2210/2215

  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • No grades less than C-
  • No more than 2 repeats

CIEN_PPRU (Civil Engineering Pre-Program)

Transfer with Pre-Professional Program Courses Completed

Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:

  • 2.5 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
  • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
  • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats

CIEN_BS (Civil Engineering Professional Program)

CIEN_PPRU (Civil Engineering Pre-Program)

Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:

  • 2.5 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
  • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
  • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats

CIEN_BS (Civil Engineering Professional Program)

Pre-Professional Courses Civil Engineering

Engineering Courses

  • ENGR 2010
  • ENGR 2030
  • ENGR 2140
  • ENGR 2270
  • CEE 1880
  • CEE 2240
  • CS 1400

Science Courses

  • CHEM 1210/1215
  • GEO 1110/1115
  • PHYS 2210/2215

Math Courses

  • MATH 1210
  • MATH 1220
  • MATH 2210
  • MATH 2250

General Education Courses

  • ENGL 2010

Computer Engineering (CE) Incoming Student Admission Requirements

Current Student Status Acceptance Requirements Program Code If Accepted

Freshman Entrance

  • -2.5 minimum High School GPA
  • -17 or higher Composite ACT
  • -90 or higher Admissions Index Score
  • -Must be Calculus I “ready” 

CMPE_PPRU (Computer Engineering Pre-Program)

Preparatory Engineering, Transfer, or Any Other USU Major

Must complete the following Bridge courses and meet the requirements to be accepted into the pre-program:


Bridge Courses & Requirements

MATH 1220 -Calculus II

First 2 ECE Engineering courses

  • 2.8 or higher GPA
  • No grades less than B
  • No more than 3 repeats

CMPE_PPRU (Computer Engineering Pre-Program)


Transfer with Pre-Professional Program Courses Completed

In Math, Science, Engineering courses must have:

  • -2.8 or higher GPA
  • -C- Grades or better
  • -No more than 3 repeats

CMPE_PPRU (Computer Engineering Pre-Program)


CMPE_PPRU (Computer Engineering Pre-Program)

Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:

  • 2.8 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
  • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
  • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats
  • Have at least 15 credits of Math, Science, Engineering completed at USU

CMPE_BS (Computer Engineering Professional Program)


Pre-Professional Courses Computer Engineering

Engineering Courses

  • ECE 1400
  • ECE 1410
  • ECE 2250
  • ECE 2290
  • ECE 2420
  • ECE 2700

Science Courses

  • PHYS 2210/2215
  • PHYS 2220/2225

Math Courses

  • MATH 1210
  • MATH 1220
  • MATH 2270
  • MATH 2280

General Education Courses

  • ENGL 2010

Electrical Engineering (EE) Incoming Student Admission Requirements

Current Student Status Acceptance Requirements Program Code If Accepted

Freshman Entrance

-2.5 minimum High School GPA

-17 or higher Composite ACT

-90 or higher Admissions Index Score

- Must be Calculus I “ready” 

ELEN_PPRU (Electrical Engineering Pre-Program)

Preparatory Engineering, Transfer, or Any Other USU Major

Must complete the following Bridge courses and meet the requirements to be accepted into the pre-program:


Bridge Courses & Requirements

MATH 1220 -Calculus II

First 2 ECE Engineering courses

  • 2.8 or higher GPA
  • No grades less than B
  • No more than 3 repeats

ELEN_PPRU (Electrical Engineering Pre-Program)


Transfer with Pre-Professional Program Courses Completed

  • In Math, Science, Engineering courses must have:
    • -2.8 or higher GPA
    • -C- Grades or better
    • -No more than 3 repeats

    ELEN_PPRU (Electrical Engineering Pre-Program)


    ELEN_PPRU (Electrical Engineering Pre-Program)

    Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:

    • 2.8 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
    • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
    • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats
    • Have at least 15 credits of Math, Science, Engineering completed at USU

    ELEN_BS (Electrical Engineering Professional Program)


    Pre-Professional Courses Electrical Engineering

    Engineering Courses

    • ECE 1400
    • ECE 1410
    • ECE 2250
    • ECE 2290
    • ECE 2700

    Science Courses

    • PHYS 2210/2215
    • PHYS 2220/2225

    Math Courses

    • MATH 1210
    • MATH 1220
    • MATH 2210
    • MATH 2270
    • MATH 2280

    General Education Courses

    • ENGL 2010

    Environmental Engineering (ENVE) Incoming Student Admission Requirements

    Current Student Status Acceptance Requirements Program Code If Accepted

    Current Student Status

    Acceptance Requirements

    Program Code If Accepted

    Freshman Entrance

    -3.0 minimum High School GPA

    -23 or higher Composite ACT

    -24 or higher Math ACT Score

    -110 or higher Admissions Index Score

    ENVE_PPRU (Environmental Engineering Pre-Program)

    Preparatory Engineering, Transfer, or Any Other USU Major

    Must complete the following Bridge courses and meet the requirements to be accepted into the pre-program:

    Bridge Courses & Requirements

    BIOL 1010

    CHEM 1210

    CHEM 1215

    MATH 1210

    PHYS 2210/2215

    • 2.5 or higher GPA
    • No grades less than C-
    • No more than 2 repeats

    ENVE_PPRU (Environmental Engineering Pre-Program)

    Transfer with Pre-Professional Program Courses Completed

    Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:

    • 2.3 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
    • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
    • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats

    ENVE_BS (Environmental Engineering Professional Program)

    ENVE_BS (Environmental Engineering Professional Program)

    Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:

    • 2.3 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
    • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
    • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats

    ENVE_BS (Environmental Engineering Professional Program)

    Pre-Professional Courses Environmental Engineering

    Engineering Courses

    • ENGR 2010
    • ENGR 2030
    • ENGR 2270
    • CS 1400
    • CEE 1880
    • CEE 2240
    • CEE 2620
    • CEE 2890
    • BENG 2400 or MAE 2300

    Science Courses

    • CHEM 1210/1215
    • CHEM 1220/1225
    • CHEM 2300
    • PHYS 2210/2215
    • PSC 3000

    Math Courses

    • MATH 1210
    • MATH 1220
    • MATH 2250

    General Education Courses

    • ENGL 2010

    Mechanical and Mechanical with Aerospace Emphasis (MAE) Incoming Student Admission Requirements

    Current Student Status Acceptance Requirements Program Code If Accepted
    Freshman Entrance
    • 3.50 minimum High School GPA
    • 24 or higher Composite ACT
    • 25 or higher Math ACT Score
    • 113 or higher Admissions Index Score

    Students below the above minimum acceptance requirements are placed in Preparatory Engineering (PREN_ME_PPRU) and must meet Bridge Requirements for acceptance into the pre‐professional program (MEEN_PPRU).

    MEEN_PPRU (Mechanical Engineering Pre-Program)
    Transfer students from other institutions (24+ credits) or other programs at USU In Bridge Courses must have:
    • 3.00 or higher GPA
    • No grades less than C
    • No more than 2 repeats

    Students who have not completed the bridge courses are placed into Preparatory Engineering, or denied if they are below minimum repeat & GPA standards.

    MEEN_PPRU (Mechanical Engineering Pre-Program)
    Preparatory Engineering (PREN_ME_PPRU) In Bridge Courses must have:
    • 3.00 or higher GPA
    • No grades less than C
    • No more than 2 repeats

    Must meet above requirements to take ENGR 2010

    MEEN_PPRU (Mechanical Engineering Pre-Program)
    MEEN_PPRU (Mechanical Engineering Pre-Program) Apply for the Professional Program and meet the following requirements:
    • 2.80 Pre-Professional Engineering GPA
    • C- or better in all pre-professional courses
    • No more than 3 pre-professional repeats
    • Have at least 15 credits of Math, Science, Engineering completed at USU

    MEEN_BS (Mechanical Engineering Professional Program)
    OR
    MEEN_AS_BS (Mechanical Engineering Professional Program with Aerospace Emphasis)

    Bridge Courses Mechanical Engineering

    • CHEM 1210/1215
    • MATH 1210
    • MATH 1220
    • PHYS 2210/2215

    Pre-Professional Courses Mechanical Engineering

    Engineering Courses

    • ENGR 2010
    • ENGR 2030
    • ENGR 2140
    • ENGR 2210
    • MAE 1010
    • MAE 1200
    • MAE 2160
    • MAE 2165
    • MAE 2300

    Science Courses

    • CHEM 1210/1215
    • PHYS 2210/2215
    • PHYS 2220/2225

    Math Courses

    • MATH 1210
    • MATH 1220
    • MATH 2210
    • MATH 2250

    General Education Courses

    • ENGL 2010