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Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering

A solid foundation to build a fulfilling career.

The field of engineering is diverse and growing. It’s a broad term that includes hundreds of fields and covers nearly every industry. And it’s so much more than formulas and number crunching. Engineering takes intuition about how things work. It takes creativity to look at a problem in a way that nobody has before. It also takes grit — the understanding that discoveries happen through dedication, and things are made better every time.

It’s skills like these that flourish at William Woods University, and it’s why we created the pre-engineering degree. It gives future engineers the ability to build a strong mathematical and science foundation without sacrificing the one-on-one attention and strong community that comes with a William Woods education.

Tailor your degree to fit the kind of engineer you want to be, and be prepared to take on any engineering program with confidence — ready to successfully transfer to several types of engineering programs including: mechanical, electrical, aerospace, petroleum, nuclear, civil, biological, or environmental engineering.

Special opportunities

  • Take advantage of access to cutting-edge immersive research experiences in and out of class
  • Present at conferences, publish work or perform high-level research in collaboration with a faculty mentor
  • Find yourself sequencing DNA in one of our campus labs as part of the Genomics Education Partnership
  • Learn from enthusiastic faculty who have a diverse range of scientific interests, yet the same passion to teach and to help their students learn both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Choose from a variety of student organizations and clubs to join, which will support you in your studies, including Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national Mathematics honor society on campus

Our Pre-Engineering degree at work

Prepare to continue your study so you can pursue a career in engineering. There are hundreds of branches of engineering, including:

  • Architectural
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical
  • Biomechanical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Design
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Materials science
  • Mechanical
  • Nuclear
  • Petroleum
  • Project management
  • Robotics
  • Structural
  • And more

Alumni Perspectives

I am proud that William Woods offers students a chance to pursue an engineering career without compromising its small-school feel. The individual attention that comes with small class sizes will be very beneficial to pre-engineering students.


To earn your associates degree, you must complete 35 engineering-based credits and 33 general education credits.


Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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