As a Villanova College of Engineering first-year student, you will begin your fall semester with a common course schedule that will include:

ACS 1000 - Ancients* or ACS 1001 - Moderns*
CHM 1103 - General Chemistry Lab I
CHM 1151 - General Chemistry I**
EGR 1001 - Career Compass First Yr A
EGR 1200 - Egr. Interdisciplinary Project
MAT 1500 - Calculus I**
THL 1000 - Faith, Reason and Culture

*ACS (Augustine and Culture Seminar) is a requirement for the first year and may be taken in any sequence.

**Students who have received exam credit (i.e., AP credit) or completed these courses at the college level will be assigned a higher level requirement.

Gabe Lekusky

““I learned how crucial it is to make connections with your classmates. You need to help and rely on each other. That’s going to stick with me, even after college.”

Gabe Lekusky
Mechanical Engineering

Kylee Hall

“The experiences I had and things I learned convinced me I’m in the right major. I also figured out time management skills because it’s a lot different than high school!"

Kylee Hall
Chemical Engineering

Jordin Lamothe

“My first-year course strengthened my belief in what I want to do. I also learned a valuable lesson on the importance of networking with faculty and staff.”

Jordin Lamothe
Civil Engineering

EGR 1200 - Engineering Interdisciplinary Project

The highlight of the College of Engineering’s first-semester program is EGR 1200, the engineering interdisciplinary project. During the first half of the fall semester, this course will introduce you to engineering analysis, design and research using an active-learning, problem-based approach. During the second half of the fall semester, you will be assigned a team-based interdisciplinary engineering project on which you will be mentored by teaching and research faculty in whose fields these projects are based.

Transfer students that enter the college of engineering after freshmen year may substitute a technical course, in consultation with their advisor, for EGR 1200.

Engineering Service Learning

Villanova Engineers are inspired to solve problems, think creatively, work collaboratively and innovate in every field.