Starting at CSS is a good choice for students who wish to explore a range of career options before entering an engineering major or for students who seek a broader humanities and liberal arts background than is typically found in an engineering program. The liberal arts preparation gained at CSS is particularly advantageous for students who aspire to management positions in engineering-oriented careers.

Prior successful engineering-intended students have come to CSS with high school chemistry, physics and mathematics through at least pre-calculus coursework completed. At CSS, engineering-intended students pursue prerequisite coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer programming, liberal arts and humanities.

Due to the planning and coordination required, the pre-engineering program requires careful planning and extensive communication with the Dean of the School of Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Aileen Beard at 218-625-4834 or

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The School of Sciences
Science Building, Room 2133
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Aileen Beard, Ph.D.,
Professor/Dean, SSC 
Phone: (218) 625-4834