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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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Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech is your LINC to a new career!

Programs Offered:
  • CNC Machining & Manufacturing

 
LeTourneau University - Online
Founded in 1946 by Mr. R.G. LeTourneau, LeTourneau University is private, nondenominational Christian university offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Engineering, Business and Technology; the College of Aviation & Aeronautical Science; the College of College of Education, Arts and Sciences; and the College of Health Sciences & Professional Studies.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Engineering Management with a Program Management Specialization
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ECPI University

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

 

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Programs Offered:
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Bachelor's
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Associate's

 
Colorado Technical University

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

Programs Offered:
  • Denver - Master of Science - Systems Engineering

 
Colorado Technical University Online

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Programs Offered:
  • Master Of Science in Systems Engineering

 
McCann School of Business & Technology

A new career is closer than you think!

McCann School of Business & Technology has a history of helping students succeed through hands-on education and career training. Their faculty and staff work to ensure that when you’ve completed your program, you’re truly ready to pursue your career.

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

 
Sullivan University

Sullivan University is Kentucky's largest private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. 

Programs Offered:
  • Architectural Computer Aided Design Drafting - AAS
  • Mechanical Computer Aided Design Drafting - AAS

 
Berks Technical Institute

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Programs Offered:
  • Drafting Technology - Associate in Specialized Technology

 
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