One of the core aspects of the Rodman Scholars program is it's academic experience. These learning opportunities help Rodmans gain a broader perspective in their courses and explore academic opportunities (through Rodman Seminars). The curriculum for the Rodman program undergoes occasional modifications, so refer to the Student Information System for the most current information.


Synthesis Design I: ENGR 1410 Offered exclusively to first-year Rodman Scholars during their first semester, this class replaces the standard ENGR 1620 introduction to engineering class. Instead of focusing on a specific application or area of engineering, Synthesis Design I looks at the engineering design process more generally and applies it to a variety of projects throughout the semester which are designed to emulate real-world engineering. ENGR 1410 is required for Rodman Scholars, but not mid-year applicants.
Synthesis Design II: ENGR 1420 Synthesis Design II is offered exclusively to first-year Rodman Scholars during their second semester and continues the concepts developed in Synthesis Design I. Unlike Synthesis Design I, this second course involves a single group project that lasts the entire semester. Synthesis Design II is required for all Rodman Scholars.
Rodman Seminars: ENGR 3580 Rodman Seminars are 1-credit pass-fail courses that cover various topics chosen by the scholars. There are typically 4-5 seminars offered each semester and are a fun way for Rodmans to explore topics that interest them without a large commitment of time or credits. Please visit the Rodman Seminars page for more information about the classes offered now and in the past. 4 Rodman Seminars (3 for mid-year applicants) are required for graduation.