You like structure and logic, cause and effect, putting things together. You built a mean pillow fort as a kid, and no one ever asks you to play Jenga any more because you’re just that good.

The Panama Canal, Lombard Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, the International Space Station… they all had great engineers to dream them up and bring them to life.

Are you ready to make your dreams come true?

The Texarkana College Engineering program will help you build the strong foundation you need to reach your goals.

Associate of Science – Concentration in Engineering

Engineers are involved in the design of products, the advance of technology, and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure. The types of engineering are extremely diverse, including chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, bioengineering, and many others. Texarkana College offers the first two years of a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in engineering. The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Science degree at Texarkana College.


Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
MATH 2413 (core)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry
CHEM 1311 + 1111 (core)
General Chemistry I + lab
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Framework
Total 17
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1302 (core)
Composition II
HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
MATH 2414
Calculus II
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
Total 13

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
Pick one: Language, Philosophy, & Culture (core)
ENGL 2327 / 2328 American Literature I/II
ENGL 2332 / 2333 World Literature I/II
HIST 2321 / 2322 World Civilizations I/II
PHYS 2325 + 2125
University Physics I + lab
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
MATH 2415
Calculus III
Total 14
Second Semester Hours
Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301 / 2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
PHYS 2326 + 2126
University Physics II + lab
GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
MATH 2320
Differential Equations
Pick one: Creative Arts (any core course)
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation
DRAM 2366 Film Appreciation
MUSI 1306
Music Appreciation
Engineering / Physics AS Total

To learn more, please contact us.

Delbert Dowdy
Program Coordinator & Professor of Physics
(903) 823-3317
Catherine Howard, Ed.D.
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(903) 823-3285

Engineering & Physics Course Descriptions

Core Courses

The majority of courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

ENGR 2301 Engineering Mechanics/Statics

Fundamental principles of statics; force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, friction, virtual work, moments of inertia of area, and moments of inertia of mass. Prerequisite: MATH 1314.

ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechanics/Dynamics

Principles of dynamics: Kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and periodic motion. Prerequisite: ENGR 2301 or Division approval.

PHYS 2326/2126 University Physics II & Lab

Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 2325 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: MATH 2415 and Recommended co-requisite PHYS 2126.