Lafayette offers five engineering majors, yet many students are not sure which is right for them. Our Introduction to Engineering course is designed with this in mind. You have the opportunity to learn about the different disciplines of study, enabling you to make an informed decision about your major. Visit the First Semester Registration page to learn more about selecting courses.

During the first year students typically take:

Fall semester
  • FYS: First-Year Seminar – This course is required of all students and designed to introduce them to intellectual inquiry by engaging them as thinkers, speakers, and writers. Each seminar focuses intensively on a special topic that is articulated with related co-curricular activities.
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Calculus 1, 2, 3, or differential equations (depending on placement)
  • General Chemistry I
Spring semester
  • Physics 131: Physics I Mechanics
  • Math/Science Elective
  • Engineering Courses