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College of Arts and Sciences

Patrick F. Hafford, Dean
Dobbs Hall, Room 301
Phone: 617-989-4870

College Vision and Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences plays a critical role in the education of students at Wentworth Institute of Technology.  With a thorough grounding in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Sciences, the College facilitates student success across all programs at the Institute.  Critical thinking, oral and written communication, and data interpretation skills developed through our courses ensure that students are broadly educated, deeply engaged, and dedicated to life-long learning.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers three undergraduate programs: Applied Mathematics, Business Management, and Facility Planning & Management.   The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (BSAM) program is a three-year degree (a four-year option is also available) that is geared toward students who wish to apply mathematics to solve problems facing industry, government, biological and physical science.  The Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSM) degree is designed to help students become leaders by acquiring knowledge and competencies in management with concentrations in either technology project management or entrepreneurship.  The Bachelor of Science in Facility Planning & Management (BFPM) program aims to develop in its students the recognized management skills and knowledge of current technologies necessary for entry-level professional practice in the rapidly-growing profession of facility management. Working professionals wishing to further enhance their value in the industry can also earn a Master’s of Science in Facility Management (MSFM).

Departments

Interdepartmental Degree Program

Engineering Technology: Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Engineering Technology provides the student with the opportunity to explore various technology disciplines while participating in a rigorous academic regimen. In addition to specified requirements (during the first two years of study) in mathematics, English, computer science, physics, chemistry, and humanities/social sciences, students select technical courses based on areas of interest. These selections are guided by specially assigned academic advisors. Following successful completion of prescribed core and technical electives during the freshman and sophomore years, students may continue in Engineering Technology or transfer at any time to a different major, which may result in additional time to complete the new degree requirements. Those choosing to continue with Engineering Technology (BEN) follow a program of study designed to meet individual interests and abilities in an area of science, engineering, or technology but also encompass educational objectives spanning several disciplines.

Engineering Technology (BEN) is a cooperative education program which provides students with the opportunity to take part in a paid work experience in industry for a minimum of two non-consecutive semesters. Employment possibilities after graduation depend upon the student’s choice of electives and overall performance in the program. It is possible for students to pursue graduate degrees in engineering, architecture, design, business, law, and public administration upon receipt of their baccalaureate.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMP113 Intro. to Computers and Programming 2 4 4
ELMC100 Intro. to Engineering and Technology 1 2 2
ELMC110 Engineering Graphics 2 4 4
ENGLISH English Sequence† 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 3 2 4
Total 12 12 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Elective (100-199)1 - - 4
ELECTIVE Elective (100-199)1 - - 3
ENGLISH English Sequence† 3 0 3
MATH250 Precalculus 3 2 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
Total - - 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Elective (200-349)1 - - 3
ELECTIVE Elective (200-349)1 - - 3
MATH 280 Calculus I 4 0 4
PHYS 220 College Physics II 3 2 4
Total - - 17
Spring Semester Course R L C
CHEM360 Chemistry I 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Elective (200-349)1 - - 3
ELECTIVE Elective (200-349)1 - - 3
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
ENGL350 Sophomore Writing Assessment 0 0 0
Total - - 17
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Optional Cooperative Education 0

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMM400 Technical Communications 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Elective (350-549)1 - - 3
ELECTIVE Elective (350-549)1 - - 3
ELECTIVE Elective (350-549)1 - - 4
MATH505 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3 2 4
- - 17
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Elective (350-549)1 - - 4
ELECTIVE Elective (350-549)1 - - 4
MATH430 Finite Math 4 0 4
PHIL450 Ethics 4 0 4
Total - - 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Elective (550-699)1 - - 4
ELECTIVE Elective (550-699)1 - - 4
ELECTIVE Elective (550-699)1 - - 3
MGMT510 Engineering Economy 3 0 3
Total - - 18
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Elective (550-699)1 - - 4
ELECTIVE Elective (550-699)1 - - 3
PHYS650 Directed Studies 3 2 4
Total - - 15

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Please refer to the English sequence requirement.

*Please refer to the upper level humanities and social science elective requirement.

1General and/or Technical electives are selected with the faculty advisor or curriculum department head.

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