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First-Year Engineering: Undeclared

Grainger College of Engineering

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What is First-Year Engineering: Undeclared?

If you're interested in the field of engineering but need more time to decide on a major, this program is for you. As an Engineering Undeclared student, you'll have a chance to explore your major options while studying in The Grainger College of Engineering. During your first year, you'll work with advisors to find the major that best fits your career goals. 

You'll choose a first- and second-choice major in February of your first year. By April, you'll have a selected major. Please note that as an Engineering Undeclared student, you can choose any major within Grainger Engineering except for Computer Science.

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Strong math and science coursework and performance
  • Calculus preferred and physics expected (if available at high school)
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest in improving society through engineering

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

Years to degree: N/A

First-Year retention rate: N/A

Four-year graduation rate: N/A

Six-year graduation rate: N/A

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,348
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,194
  • Total: $38,154

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,798
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $55,944

International

  • Tuition: $40,146
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $61,292

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