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Engineering Dual Degree
Engineering Dual Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

One of the fundamental—and most diverse—engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering equips men and women to make a difference on the smallest micro-scale level, as well as in large, complex systems. Each day, mechanical engineering principles are used in the conception, design, development, and manufacture of almost every product or process known to man.

In addition to courses required for this discipline, listed below, all students must satisfy the EDDP Common Core curriculum

For course descriptions, visit the online Class Search.

Approved Mechanical Engineering Major Combinations:

Mechanical Engineering and Astrophysics

Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • AS 102, Modern Astronomy (5)
  • AS 301, Modern Astronomical Techniques (3)
  • AS 311, Astrophysics I (3)
  • AS 312, Astrophysics II (3)
  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 1 (5)
  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 2 (5)
  • PH 301, Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 303, Electromagnetic Waves and Optics (3)
  • PH 321, Intermediate Classical Mechanics*
  • PH 331, Electromagnetic Theory I (WAC) (4)
  • PH 495, Senior Seminar (1)

Recommended Courses

  • PH 311, Experimental Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 325, Therodynamics & Statistical Physics*
  • PH 421, Quantum Theory I (4)
  • PH 461, Computational Physics (3)

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 167.

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Mechanical Engineering and Biochemistry

Chemistry​

  • CH 105, General Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 106, General Chemistry 2 (5)
  • CH 321, Analytical Chemistry I (5)
  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • CH 360, Modern Issues in Biochemistry (1)
  • CH 361, Biochemistry I (4)
  • CH 363, Biochemistry Laboratory I (2)
  • CH 462, Biochemistry IIA: Central Metabolism (4)

Biology

  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)

Electives (6)

  • BI 411, Principles of Physiology 
  • BI 432, Plant Physiology
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology
  • BI 435, Molecular Genetics
  • BI 436, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Gene Evolution
  • BI 438, Microbiology
  • BI 460, Cell and Molecular Neurobiology
  • CH 332, Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH 422, Analytical Chemistry II
  • CH 424, Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • CH 431, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH 432, Synthesis and Characterization
  • CH 463, Biochemistry Laboratory II
  • CH 471, Physical Chemistry I (Quantum Mechanics)
  • CH 472, Physical Chemistry II (Thermo & Kinetics)

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 182.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Mechanical Engineering and Biology

Biology

  • BI 111, Contemporary Issues in Biology*
  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 230, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (5)
  • BI 299, Biology Seminar*
  • BI 480, Senior Biology Capstone (WAC) (3)
  • Biology Electives (19) — To acquire the remaining credit hours for the major, students must take biology electives at the 300 level or above; at least four of these electives must be lab courses. One of the electives taken must be an organism-based course. Students will be allowed to use a maximum of three hours of independent study credit, internship credit, research or honors thesis credit toward the 37-hour minimum required for the biology major.        

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 175.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry

Chemistry

  • CH 105, General Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 106, General Chemistry 2 (5)
  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • Additional Chemistry Courses (12)
  • CH 332, Inorganic Chemistry          
  • CH 431, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry   
  • CH 432, Synthesis and Characterization 
  • CH 321, Analytical Chemistry 1      
  • CH 422, Analytical Chemistry 2      
  • CH 424, Instrumental Analysis Laboratory         
  • CH 361, Biochemistry 1: Bio-Organic Chemistry 
  • CH 462, Biochemistry IIA: Central Metabolism  
  • CH 463, Biochemistry Laboratory 1           
  • CH 471, Physical Chemistry 1 (Quantum Mechanics)    
  • CH 472, Physical Chemistry 2 (Thermo & Kinetics)         
  • CH 473, Physical Chemistry Lab      

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 164.

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Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science

  • CS 151, Foundations of Computer Science (3)
  • CS 248, Object-Oriented Prog & Data Structures (5)
  • CS 252, Foundations of Computing 2 (3)
  • CS 321, Computer Organization (3)
  • CS 333, Database Systems (3)
  • CS 351, Algorithms (3)
  • CS 383, EPICS (ICR) (3)
  • CS 452, Parallel Algorithm Design & Prog (3)
  • CS 473, Topics in Computer Science (3)
  • CS 485, Computer Ethics (WAC) (1)
  • SE 361, Object-Oriented Design (SAC) (3)
  • Theory Course (3)
  • CS 441, Organization of Prog Languages 
  • CS 447, Computer Graphics
  • CS 451, Theory of Computation     
  • CS 458, Intro to Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Systems Course (3)
  • CS 431, Theory of Operating Systems       
  • CS 435, Computer Networks           
  • SE 461, Managing Software Development           

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 180.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Mechanical Engineering and Economics

Economics

  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 1 (5)
  • MS 264, Business Statistics (3)
  • MS 265, Information Technology (3)
  • EC 231, Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC 232, Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC 332, Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC 354, Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
  • EC 464, Econometrics (3)
  • Economics Electives (12)
  • EC 336, Comparative Economic Systems  
  • EC 339, Economic History of the United States  
  • EC 342, Law and Economics           
  • EC 346, Health Care Economics     
  • EC 351, Urban Economics   
  • EC 352, Personnel Economics (WAC)        
  • EC 355, Money & Banking   
  • EC 391, Environmental & Natural Resources
  • EC 433, International Economics  
  • EC 434, Economics of Taxation & Public Expenditures     
  • EC 438, Economic History of Europe         
  • EC 462, Mathematical Economics 
  • EC 495, Special Topics in Economics        

Mechanical Engineering

  • EC 231, Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC 464, Econometrics
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 497, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 169.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

  • ENV 200, Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)
  • ST 200, Intro to Science & Technology Studies (3)
  • ST 205, Science and Society Speaker Series (3) – This is a 1 credit course to be taken 3 times.
  • ENV 330, Geographic Information Systems (4)
  • Select 1 of the following 3 courses: (3)
  • ST 310, Social Studies of Science and Technology
  • ST 320, Philosophy of Science
  • ST 330, Language, Rhetoric and Science
  • Practical Experience (3) — Satisfied by ENV 400, an approved community-based internship, or another experiential learning course as approved.
  • STS Electives (15) — Of these credits 12 must be at the 300-400 level, 6 must be social science related, and 6 must be humanities related. Three hours of independent study/internship credit can be used. One research methods course is allowed.
  • Natural Science Courses (5)
  • BI 230, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • CH 105, General Chemistry 1
  • CH 106, General Chemistry 2
  • NW 207, Ecology and the Natural Environment

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 181.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

 

Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

Mathematics

  • MA 106, Calculus & Analytic Geometry 1 (4)
  • MA 107, Calculus & Analytic Geometry 2 (4)
  • MA 108, First-Year Problem Solving (1)
  • MA 208, Calculus & Analytic Geometry 3 (4)
  • MA 200, Basics of Advanced Mathematics (3)
  • MA 205, Discrete Mathematics (3)
  • MA 215, Linear Algebra (3)
  • MA 312, Algebra: Groups (3)
  • MA 326, Analysis: Theory of Calculus (WAC) (3)
  • MA 330, Complex Analysis (3)
  • Restricted Elective (choose 1) (3)
  • MA 313, Algebra: Rings and Fields
  • MA 327, Analysis: Lebesgue Integral
  • Math Electives (9) *

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 161.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Mechanical Engineering and Physics

Physics​

  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 1 (5)
  • PH 202, Introduction to Analytical Physics 2 (5)
  • PH 301, Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 303, Electromagnetic Waves and Optics (3)
  • PH 311, Experimental Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 321, Intermediate Classical Mechanics*
  • PH 325, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics*
  • PH 331, Electromagnetic Theory I (WAC) (4)
  • PH 421, Quantum Theory I (4)
  • PH 495, Senior Seminar (1)
  • Physics Elective (4)*

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 160.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Mechanical Engineering and Science, Technology & Society

Science, Technology and Society

  • ST 200, Intro to Science & Technology Studies (3)
  • ST 205, Science and Society Speaker Series (3) — This is a one credit course offered each term that must be completed three times before graduation.
  • Select 2 from the following 3 courses: (6)
  • ST 310, Social Studies of Science and Technology
  • ST 320, Philosophy of Science
  • ST 330, Language, Rhetoric and Science
  • STS Electives (18) — Elective courses are from various departments. Of these credits, 12 must be at the 300 level or above. A total of three hours of independent study or internship credit can be used. Only one research methods course is allowed.
  • Sci/Tech Electives*

Mechanical Engineering

  • SW 220-EC, The Social World (3)
  • PH 351, Analog Electronics (WAC) (4)
  • MA 359, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • ME 200, Thermodynamics (3)
  • ME 225, Mechanical Engineering Lab 1 (1)
  • ME 250, Mechanical Engineering Lab 2 (1)
  • ME 262, Engr Design, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship (2)
  • ME 270, Basic Mechanics 1 (3)
  • ME 272, Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • ME 274, Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
  • ME 310, Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 314, Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
  • ME 325, Mechanical Engineering Lab 3 (1)
  • ME 330, Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
  • ME 340, Dynamic Systems & Measurements (2)
  • ME 344, Intro to Engineering Materials (3)
  • ME 350, Mechanical Engineering Lab 4 (1)
  • ME 372, Design of Mechanics (3)
  • ME 425, Mechanical Engineering Lab 5 (1)
  • ME 462, Capstone Design (3)
  • ME 482, Control Systems (3)
  • ME 497, Design, Standards, & Contemp. Issues (1)
  • Design Elective – choose one (3)
  • ME 414, Thermal-Fluid Systems Design  
  • ME 453, Machine Design   
  • Tech Electives (9)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 172.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Current students should consult their own academic advisement report in my.butler.edu to see their individual requirements and progress toward degree completion.

Contact Jessica McCormick, jrmccorm@butler.edu, for additional information.

Updated 9/2018