• First Year Courses

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


    Math and 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
    PHYS 2620: Modern Physics 
    MSE 2090: Intro. to the Sci. and Engr. of Materials
    Any APMA course 2000 or higher not already required by a student’s major and does not duplicate material from another APMA course


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

  • 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.

    This year the CRE committee has selected “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterley.   While you may have seen the movie, the book is an interesting read and tells a very powerful history that few of us know about the Black mathematician women who worked for NASA beginning in the 1950s.

    The book was number one on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list for six weeks in 2017 and received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction also in 2017.

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