Entrance and Progression Standards

Engineering Major Admission Requirements

The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers three engineering majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and General Engineering. Students who wish to pursue engineering at Baylor must first meet minimum standardized test score requirements:

  • SAT math and critical reading: 1260
  • ACT composite: 27
Application Process
  • Submit an application for admission by the stated deadlines.
  • Select a first and second choice major on the application.
  • If admitted into the university, students with qualifying test scores will be sent notification of admission into the Pre-Engineering major.
  • Students who do not initially qualify for their first-choice major may continue to re-test until enrolling at Baylor. However, the qualifying scores must be processed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before they can register for pre-engineering courses.

Please note: All entering freshman will be classified as "Pre-Engineering" majors. In order to progress to the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or General Engineering major, a student must earn a B or better in the introductory engineering courses, EGR 1301 and EGR 1302. In addition, students will take two math courses during the first year. All math courses require a grade of C or better. Once these conditions are met, the academic advisor will facilitate the change of major process. For more information, contact an academic advisor at ECS_Advising@baylor.edu.

Internal Transfer Policy into Pre-Engineering

Students who wish to enter Pre-Engineering after matriculating to Baylor must earn 12 credit hours in residence and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to apply. Applications will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. Proficiency in math and science courses will be evaluated, as well as SAT/ACT test scores when applicable. Internal transfer students are subject to all Pre-Engineering policies and procedures.

External Transfer Policy into Pre-Engineering

All external transfer students must begin in Pre-Engineering and may only enter with a minimum 3.25 transfer GPA. They are subject to all Pre-Engineering policies and procedures. Upon entering Pre-Engineering, external transfer students who are transferring any engineering courses will be reviewed for eligibility to declare a degree-granting major. Effective Fall 2016.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Engineering
& Computer Science
One Bear Place #97356
Waco, TX 76798-7356
(254) 710-3871