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Frequently Asked Questions

Why attend Frostburg if I am interested in engineering? Why not attend a larger, more established engineering school?

The main advantage offered by the engineering program at Frostburg State University is the personalized attention that you will receive from faculty. FSU's student to faculty ratio is 18:1 and engineering classes are typically smaller. Classes are always taught by engineering faculty, most of whom are doctorally prepared, rather than by teaching assistants, a popular practice at other universities.


Where will my BS Engineering degree come from?

Bachelor of Science in Engineering is a stand alone program offered by Frostburg State University. Therefore, the BS Engineering is awarded by FSU.


Where will my Mechanical Engineering degree come from?


Upon completion of the Collabrative Engineering program, you will receive a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park's Clark School of Engineering.


Are there opportunities for internships and other practical work experience?

FSU is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities for all students, including those in the engineering programs. Such activities include service learning, internships, cooperative education (co-op) and summer employment opportunities.

The FSU Department of Physics and Engineering also offers work-study opportunities for students to work as lab assistants and with the department's technology infrastructure, obtaining valuable hands-on experience.

Many engineering students engage in undergraduate research and some present at regional and national meetings along with faculty.


Do you give credit for advanced placement courses?

Students in the B.S. in Engineering program may received credit by examination for grades of 3, 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations (click here for specific scores required by content area).

For students in the collaborative program in mechanical engineering, a score of 4 or better in any subject area is required to receive AP credit.