For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: or 202-994-6040

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

A total of 128 credits taken as outlined below.

A minimum technical GPA of 2.20 and SEAS GPA of 2.00. All technical courses taken during the fifth through eighth semesters as outlined by the four-year curriculum sheet respective to each major and approved by the student's faculty advisor are counted towards the student's technical GPA.

Plan of Study
The plan of study lists in sequence all course requirements for the degree. Students should review this information carefully and speak to their advisor before changing the sequence of any of these courses.

First semester
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 1
EMSE 1001Introduction to Systems Engineering
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
UW 1020University Writing 2
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
Second semester
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II 1
CSCI 1121Introduction to C Programming
or CSCI 1111 Introduction to Software Development
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
Arts elective 4
Third semester
CSCI 1132Data Structures and Software Design
or CSCI 1112 Algorithms and Data Structures
PHYS 1011General Physics I 1
or PHYS 1021 University Physics I
Literature elective 5
Two unrestricted electives 6
Fourth semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
EMSE 4410Engineering Economic Analysis
PHYS 1012General Physics II 1
or PHYS 1022 University Physics II
Literature elective 5
Unrestricted elective 6
Fifth semester
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
EMSE 3850Quantitative Models in Systems Engineering
COMM 1040Public Communication 1
or COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
or COMM 1042 Business and Professional Speaking
MAE 1004Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
Allied minor elective 8
Sixth semester
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
ISTM 4121Database Principles and Applications
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
Two allied minor electives 8
Seventh semester
MAE 3192Manufacturing Processes and Systems
EMSE 3740WSystems Thinking and Policy Modeling
EMSE 6005Organizational Behavior for the Engineering Manager
Allied minor elective 8
SEAS elective 9
Eighth semester
CE 4330WContracts and Specifications
Allied minor elective 8
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
Three unrestricted electives 6
Students choose electives in specified categories from lists of courses available from the advisor. Allied minor electives are selected, with the approval of the advisor, to form a coherent and meaningful program of 15 credits. Popular selections include biology, communication, computer science, design, economics, engineering, environmental studies, finance, international business, management, mathematics, medical preparation, psychology, statistics, and operations research.

1Course satisfies the University General Education Requirement in either mathematics or statistics, natural or physical laboratory sciences, or writing. 

2Writing (10 credits). UW 1020 (a required freshman writing course) and COMM 1040, COMM 1041, or COMM 1042. In addition to UW 1020 University Writing, the student’s academic program must include two writing‐intensive courses to satisfy the GW Writing in the Disciplines (WID) requirement; two such courses are CE 4330W and EMSE 3740W.

3Humanities (6 credits) and social sciences (6 credits). Two two‐course sequences selected from the SEAS list of electives in the humanities, social science, or non-technical elective courses

4Creative and performing arts (3 credits). One of the following: ENGL 1210; CSA 1101, CSA 1201, CSA 1301, or CSA 1501; MUS 1103, MUS 1104, MUS 1107, MUS 1108, or performance study course; PHIL 3162; TRDA 1015, TRDA 1017, TRDA 1025, TRDA 1150, TRDA 1151, TRDA 1152, TRDA 1153TRDA 1214, or an advanced performance course. Other choices are possible. 

5Literature (6 credits). One two-course sequence selected from among CHIN 3111 and CHIN 3112; ENGL 2410 and ENGL 2411, ENGL 2510 and ENGL 2511, ENGL 2710 and ENGL 2711, or ENGL 2830 and ENGL 2840; FREN 3210 and FREN 3220; GER 2091 and GER 2092; JAPN 3111 and JAPN 3112; REL 1009 and REL 1010; SLAV 1391 and SLAV 1392; SPAN 3210 and SPAN 3220. Other choices are possible. 

6Unrestricted (or “free”) electives (18 credit). The academic advisor must approve the student’s selection of unrestricted electives. If necessary, unrestricted electives may be used to satisfy prerequisite requirements for the allied minor. Such electives also may be used to convert the allied minor into an official minor or second major. Exercise and sport activities courses may not be used as unrestricted electives.

7Allied minor (15 credits). The student constructs a coherent program with the assistance of the academic advisor. Popular selections include biology, chemistry, business, communication, design, economics, engineering, environmental studies, finance, international business, management, mathematics, media, medical preparation, physics, psychology, public health, statistics, and operations research. The allied minor may be part of a second major in CCAS, ESIA, or SEAS, part of the concentration in general business, or part of an official minor. 

8See the advisor for details.

Humanities, Social Science, and Non-Technical Elective Requirements   4 courses (12 credits)

All APSC majors must take the following two humanities and two social science. Social and behavioral sciences courses must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; At least one humanities course must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining courses must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the Humanities, Social Science, and Non-Technical Elective Requirements list.

(A) Art Elective   1 course (3 credits)
All Applied Science and Technology majors must choose one of the following: ENGL 1210FA 1014MUS 1103MUS 1104MUS 1107MUS 1108, or performance study course; PHIL 3162TRDA 1015TRDA 1025TRDA 1151TRDA 1152TRDA 1153TRDA 1214, or an advanced performance course. Other options may be approved in advance by the Faculty Advisor.

(B) Literature Elective  2 course (6 credits)
All applied science and technology majors must choose one two-course sequence selected from among CHIN 3111 and CHIN 3112; or ENGL 2410 and ENGL 2411; or ENGL 2510 and ENGL 2511; or ENGL 2710 andENGL 2711; or FREN 3210 and FREN 3220GER 2091 and GER 2092; or JAPN 3111 and JAPN 3112; or REL 1009 and REL 1010; or SLAV 1391 and SLAV 1392; Other options may be approved in advance by the Faculty Advisor.