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Explore Engineering

Engineering Exploration is a unique program that exposes students to the different majors offered by the Fulton Schools of Engineering while taking courses toward their first choice major. We have customized your engineering classes so that you have exposure to the different types of engineering, access to resources that will help you become a successful engineering student, and people who will help you develop your career path. Students in the Fulton Schools are problem solvers, innovators, researchers, mentors, competitors, community builders and leaders. The Engineering Exploration program prepares you for a successful academic career and will help you find the right degree that fits your goals.

As you begin your academic journey at ASU, you will have an assortment of opportunities designed to help you select and prepare for your chosen engineering profession.

  • Get to know world-renowned faculty in the discipline that you would like to pursue
  • Participate in Career Exploration Night and the Fulton Schools Career Fairs, where you can connect with employers such as Boeing, Microsoft, Intel, Raytheon and others
  • Engage with one or more of our more than 60 student organizations where you can exchange ideas and develop marketable skills
Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is Engineering Exploration?

A:   Engineering Exploration provides an opportunity for students to become aware of the diverse engineering and technology-related programs within the Fulton Schools of Engineering. Students will explore Fulton Schools’ majors, develop the knowledge and skills to succeed at ASU, and the confidence and motivation to select a major into which they will transfer. Engineering Exploration is not a degree-granting major. Students in the Engineering Exploration program may transfer into a Fulton program once they meet the published transfer admission requirements for their desired program. All students must change their major at the end of three semesters.

Q:  Who is eligible for the Engineering Exploration program?

A:   At this time, prospective students may not apply to the Engineering Exploration program. Engineering Exploration is for on-campus first-time freshmen only.   Transfer students, online students, students seeking readmission, and continuing students seeking major changes are not admissible nor can their major be changed into Engineering Exploration. The following students will be placed into Engineering Exploration:

  • Fall and spring first-time freshmen who apply with first choice to a Fulton Schools undergraduate program with higher admission requirements, but do not meet those admission requirements. At this time, that includes all programs on the Tempe campus and software engineering at the Polytechnic campus.
  • Students admissible to ASU with a minimum 2.75 ABOR high school GPA.
  • Students must not have more than two deficiencies in the ASU competency requirements and may not have deficiencies in both math and laboratory science.
  • Students must meet the Engineering minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 79 (internet-based); or a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5; or a Pearson PTE score of 58.

Q:  What other majors are offered in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering?

A:   The Fulton Schools offer 26 majors in a variety of engineering and technology-related areas. We offer programs at the Tempe campus, the Polytechnic campus, and online. We offer degree programs in more than a dozen engineering disciplines, in addition to aviation, computer science, environmental resource management, graphic information technology, industrial and organizational psychology, informatics, information technology, and technological entrepreneurship and management.

Q:  How is Engineering Exploration different than other majors in the Fulton Schools?

A:   Engineering Exploration is not a degree-granting major. Students in the Engineering Exploration program may transfer into a Fulton program once they meet the published transfer admission requirements for their desired program. All students must change their major at the end of three semesters. Otherwise, students have access to all of the same resources and opportunitiesavailable to other students. Freshmen will attend E2, live in the Fulton Engineering Residential Community, and pay the Fulton Schools differential tuition.

Q:  Where will Engineering Exploration students live on campus during their first year?

A:   ASU expects freshmen in the Fulton Schools of Engineering to live in the Fulton Engineering Residential Community. Students in the Engineering Exploration program will live together in theUniversity Towers building. Along with close access to classes, sporting events, campus activities, and tutoring resources, students will have access to peer mentors and community assistants, who are upper-division engineering students who live with you in the residential hall. These student leaders are a helpful resource as you begin their academic career…they also know how to have a lot of fun.

Q:  How do students register for classes?

A:   All freshmen are should register for a New Student Orientation program in My ASU. At orientation, students will meet with their academic advisor, sign up for classes, and learn about university life.

Q:  What classes are required for the Engineering Exploration program?

A:   An outline of the three-semester coursework required for the Engineering Exploration program is available in degree search. As part of the Engineering Exploration program, students will enroll in special sections of ASU 101-The ASU Experience and FSE 100-Introduction to Engineering that have been customized for students exploring our different degree programs in the Fulton Schools.

Q:  Who is the academic advisor for Engineering Exploration?

A:   The Engineering Exploration academic advisor is Lyndy Gregorski. Students, parents, and others with questions can reach her at Lyndy.Gregorski@asu.edu or 480-965-1726.

Q:  How do I pursue another major at ASU instead of Engineering Exploration?

A:   Our dedicated staff works with all students in the Engineering Exploration program to equip students with the motivation and tools needed to become eligible to change their major into the engineering degree program that they would like to pursue. Students who wish to change their major to a degree program that is not part of the Fulton Schools prior to attending orientation should contact Admissions Services at admissions@asu.edu.

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