Associate in Science

Liberal Arts (Engineering Transfer)


Contact Information 

Dr. Bill Shay, professor
Haverty Hall 228

Delivery Methods

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Online: Some Classes

Engineers are innovators who take a fresh look at science and technology in order to apply old knowledge to finding solutions to new problems. Fields in engineering are expanding rapidly to meet the needs of society and advances in sciences.

An engineering schedule is difficult due to the number of classes taken within a semester and to the problem-oriented nature of the course work. It is estimated that for an incoming freshman class at a major university, only one-fourth of those students will receive a degree in engineering. Anyone who feels intimidated by a large school definitely should consider NDSCS to start their studies. Successful completion of the curriculum will allow the student to transfer to a four-year engineering program.

Students entering the Engineering transfer curriculum plan who do not have the proper prerequisites may need additional preparatory classes.

The Engineering plan provides preparation for the professional curriculum and meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog. 

In addition to engineering, other programs that a student may transfer into are chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, and mathematics.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

Course Code
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Engineering courses are offered by collaboration with University of North Dakota (UND) – Statics, Dynamics and Introduction to Engineering.

*MATH 227 Applied Linear Algebra (3 credits) is recommended by both UND and NDSU as a course suited for students entering their Engineering Department.

This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

ENGR 212 Offered even years.

**What mathematic route a student takes will depend on their ACT or Accuplacer math score.

Total Required Credits