Dual-Degree Program Clemson University Columbia University

Pre-Engineering

Wofford offers several paths toward a career in engineering — a traditional four-year  degree in a major such as physics followed by graduate school or a dual-degree program with Clemson University or Columbia University. Both produce engineers with the expertise to tackle engineering problems coupled with the background and breadth to offer creative solutions and unique perspectives.

Mackay Salley

Meet Dr. Mackay Salley

Dr. Mackay Salley, associate professor and chair of physics, is a 1995 Wofford graduate. He teaches both first-year students and majors. Salley, who advises pre-engineering students, enjoys working with Wofford students on undergraduate research projects and traveling and studying with them during the college’s January Interim.

Brian Claytor

Meet Brian Claytor ’18

Brian Claytor is in a master’s program in aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. “The tight-knit community in the pre-engineering program created deeper student-faculty relationships, which guided me to where I am today,” he says. After graduate school, Claytor plans to pursue work that supports astronauts with their surface operations.

Standard curriculum for pre-engineering students majoring in physics:
  Fall Spring
First year Physics 141 Physics 142
Math 181 Math 182
Sophomore year Physics 211 Physics 221
Math 212 Math 240
Chemistry 123 Chemistry 124
Physics 371L Physics 372L
Junior year Physics 331 Physics 206
Computer Science Physics Elective
Physics Elective Physics 311
Economics 201 or 202 Physics Elective