Common Engineering Humanities and Social Science Requirements

Six Required Courses for all Departments / Majors

  1. ACS 1000 - Ancients
  2. ACS 1001 - Moderns
  3. THL 1000 - Faith, Reason and Culture
  4. Theology (THL) course or course with CTHL attribute, at the 2000 level or above
  5. Department approved Ethics course
  6. One 3-credit course from:
    • Theology (THL) course or course with CTHL attribute, at the 2000 level or above
    • Philosophy (PHI)
    • EGR 2001 - Egr: Humanistic Context
    • Peace and Justice (PJ)
    • ETH 2050 - The Good Life: Ethics & Cont Prob
    • CHE 2930 - Catholic Social Teaching for EGRs

Mechanical Engineering Department Ethics (#5 above)

Ethics course from a completed Minor:

  • Bioengineering Minor: 2115 Ethics for the Health Care Professional
  • Naval Science: NS 4200 Leadershiip and Ethics
  • Business Minor: VSB 2007 Corporate Responsibility



All students select their remaining additional program humanities and social science electives from among the courses listed in the University catalog and offered by the specific departments/programs.


  • Arab & Islamic Studies
  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications
  • Ethics
  • English - ENG 1050, 2100-9999
  • Global Interdisciplinary Studies
  • History
  • Honors Program: (eligible Students only)
  • Humanities
  • Modern Languages (except speaking courses in native language)
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre
  • Theology (2000 and above or course section with Core Theology Attribute)

Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Geography and the Environment - GEV 1002, 1500-3900, 4050-5300
  • Humanities: HUM designated PSC
  • Peace and Justice
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Gender and Women's Studies


Accreditation: The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Department Mission Statement:

We are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience in the discipline of mechanical engineering, graduating well-rounded leaders and life-long learners, who aspire to achieving professional excellence. We are equally committed to the discovery, dissemination, advancement and application of cutting-edge research. Inspired by the Augustinian tradition, we value an inclusive and diverse community in which we prepare our students to demonstrate the highest ethical conduct and contribute to the well-being of humankind.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Amy Fleischer, PhD

Dr. Amy Fleischer, Professor
Phone: 610-519-4996