• First Year Courses

    By the end of spring semester, you should have credit for the core curriculum.


    Science Electives I for any major
    BIOL 2100: Cell Biology & Genetics with Lab
    BIOL 2200: Organismal and Evolutionary Biology with Lab
    CHEM 1620: Introductory Chemistry for Engineers II
    ECE 2066: Science of Information
    MSE 2090: Intro. to the Sci. and Engr. of Materials


    Specific to some majors - see degree requirements
    EVCE 2800: Fundamentals of Geology
    EVCE 3200: Fundamentals of Ecology
    EVCE 3300: Atmosphere & Weather 
    PHYS 2620: Modern Physics 

  • Template Choices and Exceptions

    1. What course credit will you have?


    2. How can I place out of a course? Note: no course credit.

    • APMA and Computer Science placement tests are held the first week of classes.


    3. Which Applied Math (APMA) course will I take?

    • Ask your Advisor and Orientation Leader during orientation if you are unsure.


    4. When will I take Science, Technology and Society (STS) – Fall or Spring?

    • Half take the course in fall, half in spring. The semester you do not take STS, you will take a Humanities or Social Science Elective.
  • Common Reading Experience

    The incoming School of Engineering and Applied Science first-year students and UVA Engineering faculty come together in small groups at the start of every year for the Common Reading Experience (CRE) to enjoy a lively discussion about a book selected by the CRE committee. Through the CRE, you will meet your fellow first-year students and will share professional and personal views and experiences, and discuss engineering careers and their connections and impacts to everyday life in the context of the selected reading. Please come prepared to discuss the book with other incoming students and an engineering faculty member on Monday, August 21, as part of your Wahoo Welcome activities. Details on your discussion time, location, and leader will be provided later this summer.

    This year the CRE committee has selected “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. We are sure you have been anticipating your Engineering classes, but have you thought about the research opportunities available to you at UVA? This book describes the excitement of research and the passion and curiosity professors have for creating new knowledge with their students. We hope this book opens you to new ideas for your future accomplishments both at UVA and beyond.

    “Lab Girl” was selected as a New York Times Notable Book for 2016.

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