Form a Christian foundation in engineering.
Spend the first two years of your higher education
learning in SBU’s Christian academic environment and then transfer to
Missouri Science and Technology to complete an engineering degree in
aerospace, ceramic, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, metallurgical,
mining, nuclear or petroleum engineering or engineering management.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics administers
the Pre-Engineering program.
First Year, Fall Semester -- SBU
- MAT 1195 Analytics and Calculus I
This course studies graphs, functions, plane analytical
geometry, limits, continuity, derivatives, velocity-acceleration,
rates of change, maxima and minima, differentials, the Mean Value
Theorems for integrals and derivatives, antiderivatives, definite
integrals, area, and methods of finding volumes.
- CHE 1115 General Chemistry I
A study of the fundamental laws and theories involved in
chemical changes. Topics will include atomic theory, thermochemistry
and nuclear chemistry. Stress will be on the solving of mathematical
problems which illustrate the principles of chemistry. The course is
designed principally for students planning on careers related to the
natural sciences. Four lectures, one laboratory each week.
- ENG 1113 English Composition I
Expository writing based on a study of essays. In addition to
the writing of essays, a student will write a research paper.
- UNI 1111 University Seminar
This course is designed to acclimate students to campus life
and to the mission of SBU. It is also designed to develop time
management and study skills and explore personality typing and
career choices. This course must be taken during the first semester
a student attends SBU.
First Year, Spring Semester -- SBU
- MAT 2255 Analytics and Calculus II
This course examines derivatives and integrals of functions and
their inverses including exponential and logarithmic functions. It
also investigates techniques of integration, further applications of
integrals, sequences, series, polar coordinates, applications of
parametric equations, and conic sections.
- CHE 1125 General Chemistry II
A continuation of CHE 1115 covering chemical equilibrium,
oxidation-reduction, acid-base theory, thermodynamics, chemical
kinetics, the basics of coordination chemistry, and an introduction
to organic chemistry. Four lectures, one laboratory each week.
- ECO 2033 Principles of Macroeconomics
Study of the basic principles of macroeconomics designed to
give a broad understanding of the economy. Emphasis upon aggregate
problems and issues considered important to the nation.
- UNI 1121 Introduction to Critical Thinking
This course is designed to promote awareness of a personal
value system as well as to promote the use of critical thinking
skills in the study of issues in today's society. This course must
be taken during the first year a student attends SBU.
Three hours of elective course in
Second Year, Fall Semester -- SBU
- MAT 2263 Analytics and Calculus III
- This course examines curves and surfaces in
three dimensions, derivatives and integrals of functions of more
than one variable, and vector calculus.
- PHY 2215 University Physics I
- A rigorous calculus-based physics course
emphasizing mechanics, heat and wave motion. Designed for
pre-engineers, computer science and physical science majors. Four
lectures, one laboratory period each week.
- POL 1113 American Government
- Origin, organization and policy of United
States government at the national, state and local levels.
Encourages citizen participation and leadership in democratic
processes beginning at the community level. Fulfills the Missouri
6 hours of elective courses in Humanities/Social
Choose one of the following:
- HIS 2213 History of United States, 1492-1877
- Political and social survey of United States
history from colonization to the end of Reconstruction.
- HIS 2223 History of United States, 1877-present
- Political and social survey of United States
history from the Gilded Age to the present.
Second Year, Spring Semester -- SBU
- MAT 3363 Differential Equations
- This course studies explicit and power series
solutions of certain types of linear differential equations,
boundary value problems, solving differential equations using
applications of Laplace Transforms, and various real-world
applications of differential equations.
- PHY 2225 University Physics II
- A continuation of PHY 2215, emphasizing
electricity, magnetism and optics; introduction to atomic physics.
Four lectures, one laboratory period each week.
- PHY 3233 Mechanics (Statics)
- Application of the principles of vector
mechanics to problems of equilibrium. Topics include resultants,
equilibrium, trusses, centroids and moments of inertia. Designed for
pre-engineers and physics minors. Three lectures each week.
Three hours of electives in Humanities/Social