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University of Rochester - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

B.S./B.A. engineering programs require 128-132 semester hours depending on major; a cluster (three related courses) in humanities and social sciences must be satisfied, plus one or two courses in either humanities or social sciences. One year's residency is required for undergraduates. A cumulative average of at least 2.0 for all coursework taken for credit and an average of at least 2.0 in courses specified by the department concentration are also required.

Master's Degree Requirements

M.S. engineering programs require between 30-32 hours. Students may elect to take a course based program leading to an oral, written or essay final examination or a research based program requiring preparation and defense of a thesis.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Ph.D. programs require 90 semester hours which includes one year's residency and a successful thesis defense.