Dual-Degree Engineering Minor

Engineering gives students the opportunity to be simultaneously creative and practical. They can combine the principles learned in science and mathematics with the methods and techniques of engineering to develop theory, models and applications. The Dual-Degree Engineering Minor is meant to develop a foundation preparing the student for further study and a career in engineering.

Engineering schools require many general science and mathematics courses be completed at The College of Idaho before a student can transfer under the dual-degree engineering program. For this reason, students interested in the dual-degree engineering minor must major in mathematics or mathematics-physics. Students fulfill two PEAKS upon completion of this minor: Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professional Studies.

The requirements for the completion of this Minor are:

  • A major in mathematics or mathematics-physics with at least 12 of the required upper-division credits taken at The College of Idaho*.

*Independent Study credits do not count toward this 12 credit requirement. Note that some of the coursework from the Engineering school will complete your major requirements. Please see the dual-degree Engineering requirements for our affiliated institutions.

The required courses specific to the dual-degree engineering minor depend upon the engineering field and the engineering institution. Every student wishing to complete this minor should choose appropriate College of Idaho courses for the minor by consulting with a dual-degree engineering advisor. The following courses are required for all fields of engineering and most computer science programs.

Suggested courses for different engineering fields are included below.

Biological Systems Engineering

Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering


Computer Science

Electrical Engineering


Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain skills and concepts necessary to understand the principles and practice of engineering.
  • Students will develop problem solving and analysis skills appropriate for the field.
  • Students will communicate science and engineering ideas both orally and in writing.