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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering And Science Pathway

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Program:  Pathway
Department:  Student Advising and Advocacy Center
School/College:  Unit of Affiliated Programs

Kettler Hall 112 ~ 260-481-0404

Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Student Advising and Advocacy Center care about the futures of all of our students. To that end, the Pathway Program was implemented to allow students a more targeted approach to choosing a major. We recognize the importance and often times difficulty in making this decision - you are not alone. The center staff assists students in exploring options and connecting with faculty and staff in academic departments, by promoting analysis and exploration through an individualized pathway plan.

Students who choose the Engineering and Science Pathway enjoy solving problems and are generally very analytical, linear, rational, and theoretical. Many seek to understand things on a higher level - why things work the way that they do, not simply how they work. Those who choose this pathway enjoy complex puzzles and games that involve strategy and love the challenge of applying scientific/logical methods to solve problems. Most within this pathway excel in math and data analysis and/or have an interest in understanding more about the world in which we live. Research in areas such as the natural world, environment, human body, computer programming, and other technical systems are generally of interest to students who choose this pathway.

Program Delivery:

  • Students may take advantage of the wide variety of daytime, evening, weekend, hybrid, and online courses at Purdue Fort Wayne. See an advisor for more information.

Declaring This Major:

  • Students may declare by visiting the Student Advising and Advocacy Center and meeting with an advisor.

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

Engineering and Science Pathway 1-Yr. Plan:  

Academic planning is essential!

Academic advisors help  ensure that the classes you choose to take align with placement test results, interests, previously earned credits and requirements for the general education and any majors you may be  considering. Students should meet with their advisor at least once per semester.

Suggested Courses:  Credits 31

  • Gen Ed A1 - Written Communication - ENGL 13100 or GA1
  • Gen Ed A2 - Speaking and Listening - COM 11400 or GA2
  • Gen Ed B4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing - CHM 11100, CHM 11500 or GB4
  • Gen Ed B5 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing - ECON 20000, IET 10500, OLS 25200, or GB5
  • Gen Ed B6 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing - PHIL 11100 or GB6
  • Gen Ed B7 - Interdisciplinary of Creative Ways of Knowing - GB7
  • IDIS 11000 - Freshman Success Course 
  • Pathway Courses - 12 credit hours
    • Gen Ed A3 (Quantitative Reasoning), ARET 12300, CS 11200, ET 10600, MA 11100, or any courses recommended by advisor
    • Pathway courses assist students in choosing a major

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