Non-technical Tracks

Bachelor of Science program only

Technology and law: This track is ideal for students considering a career in law, especially in patent-law or intellectual property law by covering topics related to engineering and law. To satisfy this track you must take a total of 9 credits of coursework in pre-law related courses. Examples include: CSCI 4532, MAE 3171, MAE 4172, EMSE 6018, GEOL 3193 (Environmental Law).


Business:This track provides students with a sense of the business enterprise, and basic business skills and knowledge. To satisfy this track you must take a total of 9 credits of Business Administration (BADM) courses from the Business Concentration for SEAS majors (see relevant document). These include, for example: ACCY 2001, ACCY 2002, BADM 2101, BADM 3401, BADM 3501.


Pre-Med non-technical track: This non-technical track, to be taken along with one of the technical tracks (for B.S. students), is intended to help students meet the course requirements for medical school. For this track, you must take the following courses: CHEM 1111-1112, Organic chemistry CHEM 2151, 2152, 2153, 2154, BISC 1111-1112, PHYS 1011-1012 or PHYS 1021-1022.


Project management and Leadership:This track provides students with leadership and communication skills and knowledge to take on the role of a project manager and systems integrator. To satisfy this track you must take a total of 9 credits of coursework in project management, communication, leadership or engineering management. Examples of courses in this category include: EMSE 4410, EMSE 6010, EMSE 6005, EMSE 6001, MGT 3201 (Management dept), NSC 2175 (Naval sciences dept), NSC 4176, ORSC 1109 (Organizational sciences dept), ORSC 2116, COMM 1041, COMM 1042, COMM 3174.


Global Engineering: This track prepares you to enter the global economy by exposing you to world cultures, languages, international affairs, and study abroad programs. To satisfy this track you must either: (1) study abroad for a semester and take 3 non-technical courses (which can be from different non-technical areas); or (2) take three courses in a single foreign language; or (3) take three courses in International Affairs; or (4) take three courses in aspects of non-English speaking cultures from the fields of anthropology, history, literatures, geography, political science, or religion.


Environment and Climate Change: This track is ideal for students interested in the application of computing to broader challenges in society. To satisfy this track you must take a total of 9 credits of advisor-approved courses relating to the environment and climate change. Examples include: BISC 2454, BISC 2455, BISC 3456, BISC 3457, BISC 3460, CHEM 2085, CEE 6503, GEOG 2108, GEOG 2110, GEOG 3132, GEOG 2134, GEOG 2136, ECON 2136, EMSE 6200, EMSE 6220, EMSE 6260, EMSE 6225, EMSE 6235, EMSE 6230.


Public Health:This track exposes you to a variety of public health issues and enables you to study the impact of information technology in public health. To satisfy this track you must take 9 credits of coursework in public health fields. Example courses include: PUBH 1101, PUBH 1102, PUBH 3133, PUBH 2114, PUBH 2115.


A secondary field/minor or second major in a field outside Engineering, Science or Mathematics. In consultation with your advisor you will combine the three courses allotted to your non-technical track with your unrestricted electives to create a secondary field (minor).There is no restriction on what you elect for your secondary field, but you need to discuss your choice with your advisor. For students in the B.A. degree program, a second major or two secondary fields of study.


Individually designed non-technical track: This track is designed by you with the agreement of your advisor. It will comprise at least three courses, related to each other in some way, but the content must meet a broad requirement that it not be closely related to the discipline of computing.