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Engineering Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The engineering College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some engineering majors may have limited enrollment, so in fact you might even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degree programs also have designations that are much like traditional "majors," for example, the Associate of Science (AS) in Engineering. However, associate's degrees are shorter and the field of study at the community college level is usually career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees.

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Colorado Technical University Online
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Programs Offered:
  • Master Of Science in Systems Engineering

 
Porter and Chester Institute

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Programs Offered:
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University of California, Riverside

The University of California, Riverside
Transforming Engineers into Leaders

If you’re seeking to elevate your technical expertise and take on leadership roles in today’s global workplace, the UC Riverside online Master of Science in Engineering can deliver the highly calibrated balance of scientific and business knowledge to help you reach your goals.

Programs Offered:
  • M.S. in Engineering, Data Science Specialization
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Norwich University - Online
Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Civil Engineering Online

 
McCann School of Business & Technology

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Programs Offered:
  • Electronic Health Records - Associate in Specialized Business

 
Lincoln Tech

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

Programs Offered:
  • CNC Machining & Manufacturing

 
Dorsey Schools

Dorsey has been a trusted career training school in Michigan for over 80 years!

Programs Offered:
  • Electrical Technician

 
Brightwood College

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • Electrical Technician

 
New England Institute of Technology

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs Offered:
  • AS - Civil Engineering Technology
  • BS - Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • AS - Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Colorado Technical University

CTU can connect you to a powerful professional network, real-world faculty and innovative technology.

Programs Offered:
  • Colorado Springs - Master of Science - Systems Engineering
  • Colorado Springs - Master of Science - Electrical Engineering
  • Colorado Springs - Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering

 
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