Academic Policies

Please note that the following information has been provided from the Catalog for your convenience. Please check the Catalog for official information on each of the following.

Engineering math requirements

To graduate in four years, you need to be enrolled in calculus (Math 181) the fall of your freshman year.

You must be enrolled in calculus (Math 181) before you can declare a specific engineering major. If you are not ready for calculus (MATH 181) and you choose engineering, you will be classified as an undeclared engineering major.

Engineering Progression (effective Fall 2016)

Only students who are eligible to enroll in MATH 181 (as demonstrated through placement tests) may enter specific major programs within the College of Engineering. Others may enter the undeclared engineering program. Undeclared engineering students must be admissible to a specific major program within four regular semesters (fall and spring). (Because the coursework is so interdependent, students who must complete preparatory courses, e.g., MATH 126EMATH 126, and/or MATH 127 should plan to attend summer school prior to their freshman year.)

To maintain good standing in the College of Engineering, students must:

  • Undeclared engineering students must be admissible to a specific major program within four regular semesters (fall and spring). (Because the coursework is so interdependent, students who must complete preparatory courses, e.g., MATH 126EMATH 126, and/or MATH 127 should plan to attend summer school prior to their freshman year.)
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 Engineering grade point average (included on the Academic Advising Report in MyNEVADA).
    • Students whose Engineering grade point average falls below 2.0 are placed on program probation at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
    • Students who are on Second Semester Probation and fail to raise their Engineering GPA above 2.0 will be dismissed from the College of Engineering.

Students who are not eligible to progress from the undeclared engineering program to a specific engineering major after four regular semesters and/or those who do not meet Engineering GPA requirement will be removed from the College of Engineering. Disqualified students will be moved into undecided status and will be required to meet with an advisor in the University Advising Center to select a new major.

After one year, undergraduate students who have been removed from the College of Engineering may appeal to be reinstated on the basis of transcript evidence that they are now capable of meeting the College’s progression standards. A completed Request for Reinstatement to the College of Engineering along with supporting documents (letter from petitioner, letters of support from faculty and/or advisors, medical records, transcripts from transfer institutions, etc.) must be submitted to the chair of the department by June 1st to be reinstated for fall and by December 15th to be reinstated for spring.

University Repeat Policy (Effective Fall 2017)

Students may enroll in non-repeatable courses twice without special permission. Non-repeatable courses are those in which credit can be earned only once. A College of Engineering academic advisor’s permission is required to enroll in a non-repeatable course a third time.

For program required courses that count toward the engineering GPA, if the student is unsuccessful at the third attempt (withdrawals, audits, and transfer work count as attempts), the student must appeal to the department chair for an additional (fourth) attempt. If the appeal is denied, the student must meet with the University Advising Center (UAC) to explore other majors as the student will not be allowed to continue in their current engineering major.

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