College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

CEPS offers students an opportunity to pursue either a professional education leading to a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree or a broad liberal arts education leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree. Students may also combine their major with a dual major in International Affairs. The following programs for first-year students are offered by CEPS:

Bachelor of Science

                

Bachelor of Arts

Applied Mathematics
      -Computation
      -Dynamics and Control
      -Economics
      -Fluid Dynamics
      -Solid Mechanics and Vibrations    
Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemisty
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering 
Computer Science
Earth Sciences

Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
      -Hydrology
Information Technology   
Mathematics
      -Elementary
      -Middle/Junior High
      -Secondary
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Statistics

 Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Earth Science Teaching
Mathematics
Physics

Declaring a Major

Many students choose CEPS as their college because mathematics and science are their favorite subjects in high school, even though they are unsure about their choice of a major. In this case we advise you to enroll as Undeclared. As such, you will be advised by the Associate Dean in the college and will enroll in a course (TECH 400: Introduction to the CEPS Programs) that meets twice a week for a total of three hours and provides an overview of the career opportunities and programs of study offered by each of the college’s nine departments. Although TECH 400 is required for undeclared majors in CEPS, we advise any student to take this course to explore other majors or to confirm their interest in the major they have chosen.

Mathematics Placement Test

Test not available until May 10, 2014. You have until May 26, 2014 to take the test.

First-year students arrive at UNH with a wide range of mathematics preparation. It is important that you begin your UNH experience in the appropriate mathematics course. For that reason,

Every incoming CEPS student must take a mathematics placement test

Those who choose not to take the placement test will be automatically placed into MATH 418 (Analysis and Application of Function, the pre-requisite course to MATH 425), regardless of high school MATH background or Advanced Placement Credits.

What is the Mathematics Placement Test?

The test is a 40-question multiple-choice test covering topics from algebra and pre-calculus.  Calculator use is not allowed on the test.

When is the placement test given?

Every incoming CEPS student is asked to complete an online Mathematics Evaluation prior to coming to their June Orientation session. This online evaluation is the foundation upon which their first semester schedule is created prior to their arrival.

Where can I find the Mathematics Placement Test?

14 CEPS Online Test How To Access the Evaluation

Review information about the test and click on MATH 425 Placement Test Information

Click to take the math evaluation, beginning May 10, 2014. You have until May 26, 2014 to take the math evaluation.

Choosing First-Semester Courses

A sample selection of courses is listed below for each major. In every case there is an opportunity for choosing some Discovery courses that satisfy the University’s General Education Requirement. Unless you receive AP English credit, you will be required to take First-Year Writing (ENGL 401) in your first year. If ENGL 401 is listed with your major, you will take it in your first semester; otherwise, you will take ENGL 401 in your second semester (see recommended list of courses).

A semester course load usually consists of four 4-credit courses and possibly a 1 credit seminar. First-year students usually take courses numbered in the 400s and 500s.

Language Placement Test (French/Spanish)

For those taking, French or Spanish in the fall

You must take the online French and Spanish Placement at www.unh.edu/languages/placement before your June orientation. Your advisor will have the test result.

 

Becoming a part of the CEPS community

You will have several classes with other students in your major. You may want to form study groups or join a club associated with your major. Many departments have a study lounge and a computer cluster specifically reserved for their majors. Most departments have honor societies that offer student-run tutoring. Finally, you will have a faculty advisor in your major who can serve as a mentor. Please see your adviser and take advantage of these opportunities as quickly as possible to make your connection to the CEPS community.

 

RECOMMENDED FIRST-SEMESTER COURSES BY MAJORS

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 Chemistry 
CHEM 400 (1cr) 
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
CHEM 403 
Discovery 
Discovery

 

 Chemistry/Physics Teaching 
CHEM 400 (1cr) 
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)*
CHEM 403 
Discovery 
Discovery

 

Earth Sciences
Math 425 (or MATH 418)*
ESCI 400 (1cr)
ESCI 401 
CHEM 403 
ENGL 401 or Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physics

 

Earth Science Teaching
Math 425 (or MATH 418)*
ESCI 400 (1cr)
ESCI 401 
Discovery 
ENGL 401 or Discovery

 

 

Mathematics
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
Discovery 
Discovery 
Discovery

 

if MATH 425*

if MATH418*

PHYS 400 (1cr)
PHYS 407H (studio)
MATH 425H (studio)
Discovery
Discovery

PHYS 400 (1cr)
CHEM 403
MATH 418
Discovery
Discovery

-------------------------BACHELOR OF SCIENCE-------------

Computer Engineering
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)*
CS 415
ECE 401
ECON 402 or EREC 411

 

Bioengineering
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)*
BMS 507
ENGL 401 or Discovery
Discovery

 

Chemical Engineering
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)*
CHEM 405**
ENGL 401 or Discovery
Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Science
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
CS 415
CS 400
Discovery (Group 4, 5, 6 or 7)
BIOL 411 or 
Discovery (Group 4, 5, 6 or 7)

 

Environmental Engineering
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
CHEM 405** 
ENE 400 (2cr)
ENGL 401 
Discovery (group 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8)

 

Electrical Engineering
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
ECON 402 or EREC 411
ECE 401 
CS 410 or CS415 (415 for those students considering Computer Engineering)

 

 

 

 

 

Earth Sciences
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
ESCI 400 (1cr)
ESCI 401 
CHEM 403 
ENGL 401 or Discovery

 

Physics

 

Mechanical Engineering
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
ME 441 
CHEM 405** 
ECON 402 or EREC 411

if MATH 425*

if MATH418*

 

PHYS 400 (1cr)
PHYS 407H (studio)
MATH 425H (studio)
CHEM 403
Discovery

PHYS 400 (1cr)
CHEM 403
MATH418
Discovery
Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
PHYS 407 (or Discovery)
Discovery 
Discovery

 

 

Environmental Sciences – Hydrology
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
CHEM 403 
NR 400 
NR 403
ENGL 401 or Discovery

 

Chemistry
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
CHEM 400 (1cr)
CHEM 403 
Discovery 
Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

Applied Mathematics
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)*
Discovery (or concentration course)
Discovery
Discovery

 

 

 

Mathematics Education
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
Discovery 
Discovery 
Discovery
(Elementary Option take PHYS 406)

 

 

Undeclared
MATH 425 (or MATH 418)* 
ENGL 401 or Discovery
TECH 400 (1cr)
Major related course*** 
Discovery

Civil Engineering
CIE 402
ENGL 401
TECH 564
MATH 425 & PHYS 407 (or MATH 418* & Discover HUMA)

 

 

 

Civil Engineering & International Affairs
CIE 402
ENGL 401
Foreign Language
MATH 425 & PHYS 407 (or MATH 418* & Discover HUMA

 

 Information Technology
CS 400
CS 415
IT 403
Math 425
Discovery (not ETS)

 

 

 

 

 

*Course choice will be determined by MATH placement test 
** CHEM 403 if no high school chemistry (CHEM 404 will be required in the spring semester)
***Consult with an advisor during June Orientation