The mission of the engineering major is to educate students in an engineering curriculum that embraces and supports the unique culture of Wake Forest by combining the liberal arts core, innovative entrepreneurship, and engineering.  The program provides an undergraduate engineering education that embodies the teacher-scholar ideal, emphasizing the close faculty-student engagement that is the hallmark of the Wake Forest community.  Our goal is to attract enthusiastic students from around the US and the world who will make important contributions to solving society’s most pressing problems, fulfilling the Pro Humanitate motto of Wake Forest University.

Declaring a Major

Students must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours at WFU and meet with an Engineering Faculty or Engineering Academic Advisor to submit the 'Declaration of Major in Engineering' form. All students majoring in Engineering will be assigned an Engineering Faculty Major Advisor. Note that when a student declares a major or minor, the requirements for the major or minor that are in effect at the time of declaration will apply. See the Requirements for Degrees section for further details. 

Exit Requirement

In order to graduate with a B.S. Engineering, majors must take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. The FE exam is a national exam and a precursor to licensure. 

Study Abroad

Students considering study abroad should consult with Engineering Department faculty. The second year or Fall of the third year are the most flexible semesters for B.S. Engineering students to study abroad. 

Contact Information

Department of Engineering 
Wake Downtown
455 Vine Street
Bldg 60 South, Rm 460X
Phone 336-702-1926