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foundation that enables them to adapt to new and rapidly developing technology fields, understand social issues and the impact of technology on society, and undertake important leadership roles in industry and society.  Many undergraduates go on to graduate study in engineering as well as in medicine, business administration, and law.  BSE and BAS degree programs require the completion of a minimum of 40 course units (cu’s).
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree program prepares students for professional practice in their chosen fields. BSE degrees are offered in the following areas:
Bioengineering *
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering *
Computer and Telecommunications Engineering *
Computer Science**
Digital Media Design
Electrical Engineering *
Materials Science and Engineering *
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics *
Systems Science and Engineering *
An overview of the BSE degree program as well as links to the nine majors are available online.
*Accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Telephone (410) 347-7700. ** The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree offers students more breadth than the BSE, and allows for a more flexible education.  The BAS is designed primarily for students whose career interests do not include practicing as a professional engineer. The BAS curriculum combines science- and technology-based courses with ample course work options in liberal arts, business, and applied sciences.  The BAS is a suitable degree option for those preparing for careers in medicine, business, and law. Specific BAS majors include:
 Biomedical Science
 Computational Biology
 Computer and Cognitive Science
 Computer Science
An Individualized major is also available through the BAS degree. Further information about the BAS degree as well
as links to the five majors are available online.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The requirements for the BSE and BAS degrees are generally expressed in terms of the following six course categories:
Mathematics
Natural Science
Engineering
Technical Electives
Social Science/Humanities and Technology in Business and Society
Free Electives
The Writing Requirement
Effective communication skills are critical in today’s environment.  All engineering students must satisfy the SEAS Writing Requirement in order to ensure competency in university-level writing. Besides working on writing skills, students also explore a liberal arts subject area of their choice. The SEAS Writing Requirement does not comprise an additional course unit, but rather, it is counted as one of the courses that satisfy the Social Science, Humanities, and Technology in Business and Society requirements. A full description of the options available to students in satisfying the writing requirement can be found online.
JOINT DEGREES
Penn Engineering has designed specialized joint-degree programs with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School which provide unique opportunities for exceptional students to engage in an intensive educational experience that spans the disciplines of two schools.  These specialized joint-degree programs offer common intellectual experiences as well as deeply integrate the study of engineering with other disciplines. In order to graduate with two degrees, students must meet all of the curricular and academic performance requirements of both schools. This may entail taking courses in the summer or staying an additional semester or more at the University.  The BAS and BSE joint degrees require a minimum of 46 cu’s.  Making plans early in the student’s college career is paramount to successfully completing such a combined degree program.
Management and Technology
This highly distinguished program combines a BSE or BAS from Penn Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in