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College of Engineering & Science Core Curriculum

This page contains an outline of the University of Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum requirements for students with majors in the College of Engineering & Science.

Click here and scroll down for a general list of approved Core Curriculum courses.

Note that you can search the Schedule of Classes by the Core Curriculum attribute to find classes that satisfy particular Core Knowledge Areas and Integrating Themes.

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    B.A.E. Architectural Engineering

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute **
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute **

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - ARCH 2220 Architectural History & Theory II

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - ARCH 2220 Architectural History and Theory II
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - PHY 1600 General Physics I and PHY 1610 Lab
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute **
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - ENGR 3000 Intro to Co-op and CTA 3010 Co-op I and CTA 3020 Co-op II
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    ** Students should select a D2 or D3 course that will also fulfill IT4.

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    B.S. Biology

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1400 Elementary Functions or MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - BIO 2900 Biostatistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I (and others)
    • C2:  Social Science - Recommended courses: PYC 1000 Intro to Psychology or SOC 1000 Intro to Sociology

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute 
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute 

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute 
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute 
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute 

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - ETH 3580 Health Care Ethics

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - BIO 4990 Biology and Social Issues
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - any course with the IT2 attribute 
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - any course with the IT3 attribute 
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute 
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute 
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - any course with the IT6 attribute 
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    B.S. Biochemistry

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & /Probabilistic Reasoning - Recommended BIO 2900 Biostatistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - any course with the C2 attribute 

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute 
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute 

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute 
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute 
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute 

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - any course with the F1 attribute 

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - CHM 2300 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - any course with the IT2 attribute 
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - any course with the IT3 attribute 
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute 
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute 
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - CHM 4740 Recent Advances in Biochemistry
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    B.S. Chemistry

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - any course with the B2 attribute 

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - any course with the C2 attribute 

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute 
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute 

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any E1
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any E2
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any E3

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - any course with the F1 attribute 

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - CHM 2300 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - PHY 1600 General Physics I and PHY 1610 Lab
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - any course with the IT3 attribute 
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute 
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute 
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - any course with the IT6 attribute 
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    B.A. Chemistry

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - any course with the B2 attribute

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - any course with the C2 attribute

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - any course with the F1 attribute

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - CHM 2300 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - any course with the IT2 attribute
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - any course with the IT3 attribute
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - any course with the IT6 attribute
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    B.C.E. Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute **
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute **

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - any course with the IT1 attribute
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - PHY 1600 General Physics I and PHY 1610 Lab
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute **
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - ENGR 3000 Intro to Co-op and CTA 3010 Co-op I and CTA 3020 Co-op II
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    ** Students should select a D2 or D3 course that will also fulfill IT4.

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    B.E.E. Electrical Engineering

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics

    Knowledge Area: C  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute **
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute **

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - ENL 3030 Technical Writing
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - PHY 1600 General Physics I and PHY 1610 Lab
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute **
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - ENGR 3000 Intro to Co-op and CTA 3010 Co-op I and CTA 3020 Co-op II
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    ** Students should select a D2 or D3 course that will also fulfill IT4.

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    B.S. Mathematics

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Statistics
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - any course with the C1 attribute
    • C2:  Social Science - any course with the C2 attribute

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - any course with the F1 attribute

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - ENL 3030 Technical Writing
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - any course with the IT2 attribute
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - any course with the IT3 attribute
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - any course with the IT6 attribute
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    B.A. Mathematics

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MED 4850 Probability & Statistics for Teachers

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - any course with the C1 attribute
    • C2:  Social Science - any course with the C2 attribute

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - any course with the F1 attribute

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - any course with the IT1 attribute
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - any course with the IT2 attribute
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - any course with the IT3 attribute
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - any course with the IT6 attribute
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    B.M.E. Mechanical Engineering

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute **
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute **

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - ENGR 1080 Fundementals of Engineering Design
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - PHY 1600 General Physics I and PHY 1610 Lab
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute **
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - ENGR 3000 Intro to Co-op and CTA 3010 Co-op I and CTA 3020 Co-op II
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    ** Students should select a D2 or D3 course that will also fulfill IT4.

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    B.R.M.S.E. Robotics & Mechatronic Systems Engineering

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - CHM 1070 General Chemistry I
    • C2:  Social Science - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute **
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute **

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - ENL 3030 Technical Writing
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - PHY 1600 General Physics I and PHY 1610 Lab
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute **
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - ENGR 3000 Intro Co-op and CTA 3010 Co-op I and CTA 3020 Co-op II
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    ** Students should select a D2 or D3 course that will also fulfill IT4.

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    B.S.C.S. Computer Science

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute **
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute **

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - any course with the E3 attribute

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - ENL 3030 Technical Writing
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - CSSE 4150 Introduction to Software Engineering
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering
    • IT4:  Human Difference - any course with the IT4 attribute **
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - ENGR 3000 Intro to Co-op and CTA 3010 Co-op I and CTA 3020 Co-op II
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics

    ** Students should select a D2 or D3 course that will also fulfill IT4.

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