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Going Back to School for a 2nd Bachelor’s Degree

By September 18, 2009September 28th, 2009No Comments

We often get a number of questions from recent graduates or working professionals wanting to go back to school in engineering.  If you are interested in earning a second degree in engineering while your first was in another discipline, here are some helpful tips to get you ready for our transfer application process:

  • Brush up on your math and science.  Enroll in classes at your local community college that will build your foundation for an engineering education. To be a competitive transfer applicant we recommend that you take at least
    • 2 semesters of Calculus (up to a minimum of Calculus II)
    • 2 semesters of Lab Based Science (Biology, Chemistry, Calculus-based Physics)

In selecting your additional science classes, try to find classes that related to the area of engineering you hope to pursue. For example, a prospective Aerospace Engineering should take courses in physics rather than biology.

More information about coursework plans is available on our UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN and please check out the USC Transfer Planning Guide to map out the courses towards your engineering degree at the local college.

Finally – be sure to read through the transfer application process on our website.

If you have any other questions or need more info – please give us a call or email us.
(800) 526 3347

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