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3-2 Engineering

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3-2 Engineering Programs


When reviewing the joint or combined degree programs pay careful attention to the terminology and requirements to be a successful participant.  Terms are important as they signify important differentiations: articulation, combined plans, guaranteed or transfer programs. 


Regardless of the terms used be sure to clarify whether you will be automatically accepted to the second program based on specific criteria alone, such as a grade point for each required class, or you MUST apply and be accepted by the second institution once you have fulfilled the required courses to be eligible to apply to the second degree program institution.  In other words, it is not automatic.


Understand whether you must have an overall GPA in keeping with the institution you want to attend for engineering or not, so you have met the criteria for the engineering department but find you are not a match for the overall institution.


Be sure you know how many courses you will have to carry each semester in the engineering program and if any extra time to finish the courses is allotted.  The colleges offering engineering frequently do not allow more than two years to finish the program unless there very extenuating circumstances, of which not enough time is most likely not acceptable.


Also, financial aid is not a given between different institutions.  Foreign students should pay particular attention to financial issues as the engineering colleges' tuition can be significantly more than the first college's tuition.  There can also be significant fees associated with the engineering programs.  Off campus housing can be difficult to procure, expensive, and distance can be a problem.  Know before you start the process.


Check with your home college as to the end date of the joint program contract in case it is to be renegotiated during your process.  There is no guarantee at all that there will be any acceptance of those in the process of preparing to join the second college.  Sometimes the agreements have been terminated or additional requirements added so you will want to know that you need to pay attention to the matter when the contract is discussed.


Here's a site that might be useful, from the American Society for Engineering Education: http://www.engineeringk12.org/students/College_Search/index.cfm


(See also the extensive lists of schools partnering with Columbia and WashU. And this site -  http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/undergraduate/dual/index.html  - which lists all the schools that have 3-2 programs with Dartmouth)


Agnes Scott (GA) with Georgia Tech


Albion College with Columbia University, the University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University and Michigan Technological University


Allegheny College (PA) - http://www.allegheny.edu/academics/programs/coop.php

with Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, Case Western Reserve University, the School of Engineering of the University of Pittsburgh, and the Duke University and Washington University engineering schools


Assumption College (MA) - http://www.assumption.edu/academics/programs/engineering

with the University of Notre Dame and WashU


Austin College (TX) - http://artemis.austincollege.edu/acad/physics/preengineering/index.html

Affiliated with:

University of Texas at Dallas

Texas A&M College Station

Washington University (St Louis)

Columbia University.

University of Richmond

Columbia University

George Washington University

Virginia Tech


Baldwin-Wallace College (OH) - with Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University http://bw.edu/academics/phy/programs/


Bard College and Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke,

Bard students must petition the Dean of Studies, explaining their interest in the program along with supporting letters from their academic adviser and the pre-engineering adviser.  Many other schools with the same affiliationsdo not require this step.

  Columbia: 3 ENGINEERING configurations are available: 3-2 BA/BS, 4-2 BA/BS and 4-2 BA/MS. Guaranteed provided students fulfill all the requirements and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 overall and in the pre-engineering courses with no grade below a B in these courses.  Requirements: http://inside.bard.edu/wwwmedia/files/2444345/2/2016-17_combined_plan_curriculum_guide.pdf

  Columbia: Also offers Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Probability, Statistics, Earth and Environmental Sciences.


  Dartmouth: 2 configurations are available: 2-1-1-1 BA/BE and 3-2 BA/BE. Admission to Dartmouth is competitive and not guaranteed.

  Duke: 3+2  B.A. and M.S. in forestry and environmental management



Beloit College (WI) - with Columbia University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of Michigan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Washington University (St. Louis) http://www.beloit.edu/academics/preprofprgms/ 


Benedictine University (IL) with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)


Bethany College - a small, private, liberal arts, residential campus located in Lindsborg, Kansas.  Their 3+2 program is with Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.


Bowdoin - http://www.bowdoin.edu/physics/engineering  Engineering school partners are: Columbia, Caltech, Dartmouth and UMaine.


Brandeis University (MA) has a 3-2 with Columbia University (NY) and has a certificate option at Olin College (MA)


California State University in Fresno - http://www.csufresno.edu


Carleton College with Columbia U


Centre College (KY) - with University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, and Columbia University - http://www.centre.edu/web/academic/majors/engineering.html


Chatham University (PA, women's only at the undergraduate level) with Carnegie Mellon University (PA)


Clark University (MA) with Columbia University, NY; Washington University, St. Louis; or Worcester Polytechnic Institute



Colby College (ME) with Dartmouth College


College of the Holy Cross (MA) - http://www.holycross.edu/academics/32engineering/ (with Columbia and Dartmouth)


College of Wooster (OH) with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri


Colorado College with Columbia U, RPI and USC.


Davidson (NC) - with Columbia and Washington University


DePaul University (IL) with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)


DePauw University (IN) with Columbia and  Wash U.


Dominican University (IL) with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)


Drury University (Springfield, MO) with both Washington University (St. Louis) and University of Missouri-Columbia.


Eckerd College with Auburn University, Columbia University, University of Miami and Washington University (St. Louis)


Elmhurst College (IL) with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)


Fairfield University - http://www.fairfield.edu/x4966.xml


Franklin and Marshall (PA) -  affiliated with Case Western University, Columbia University, Pennsylvania State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Washington University in St. Louis



Furman University with Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, or North Carolina State


Goucher College (MD) with Johns Hopkins


Harvey Mudd has a 3-2 program with Claremont McKenna or Scripps College within the Claremont Colleges.



Hobart and William Smith - with Dartmouth University, Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Washington University (St. Louis)


Hood College with George Washington University


Illinois State University

with the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) - http://www.phy.ilstu.edu/programs/PhysEng.html#Glance


Illinois Wesleyan University - http://www2.iwu.edu/academics/preeng.shtml

with Case Western Reserve (Cleveland) and Washington University (St. Louis),  Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.) and Columbia University (New York City)


Ithaca College (NY) with Cornell


Lycoming College (PA) with the Waston School of Engineering at Binghamton University (NY)


Lawrence University (WI) - with with Columbia University (New York, New York), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York), and Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri), but students may transfer to any accredited engineering school with the agreement of the chosen institution. http://www.lawrence.edu/academics/gen/coop.shtml


Maryville University (St. Louis, MO) with Washington University (also in St. Louis)


Moravian University (PA) with Washington University and a 4-1 programs with Lehigh University


Mount Holyoke (MA) with Caltech, UMass


Niagara University with the University at Buffalo (SUNY) or the University of Detroit Mercy


Oberlin College (OH) with Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech; Pasadena, California), and Washington University (St. Louis); a partnership with Columbia University (New York) is being created


Occidental (CA) with California Institute of Technology or Columbia University


Ohio Wesleyan with Caltech or Wash U in St. Louis


Pacific University (OR) with Case Western University in OH.


Pepperdine (CA) with the University of Southern California School of Engineering and Washington University School of Engineering in St. Louishttp://seaver.pepperdine.edu/naturalscience/academics/engineering.htm) (


Providence College (RI) with Columbia University and Wash U in St. Louis


University of Puget Sound (WA) - http://www.ups.edu/x3043.xml (WashU, Columbia, Duke, & USC)


Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA)


Reed College (Portland, OR) with Columbia, Rensselaer, and Caltech


Rensselaer Polytechnic U (NY) http://admissions.rpi.edu/undergraduate/admission/transfer/3-2-engineering.html with Amherst, Bates, Beloit, Benedict, Clark Atlanta, Colgate, College of St. Rose, Claremont-McKenna, College of William & Mary, Colorado College, Denison, Dickinson, Earlham, Fairfield, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Grinnell, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Hope, Ithaca, Kenyon, Knox, Lawrence University, Lincoln, Middlebury, Morehouse, Morris Brown, Ohio Wesleyan, Pace, Pitzer, Reed, Ripon, Roberts Wesleyan, Russell Sage, St. John Fisher, St. Lawrence, Scripps, Siena, Spelman College, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Oneonta, The University at Albany, University of the South, Washington & Lee University,


Rhodes College with Wash U or UT Memphis


Ripon College (WI) with UW-Madison, Washington University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Russell Sage College with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Saint Anselm (NH) - http://www.anselm.edu/academics/academic+departments+and+programs/?View=M&ID=5


Saint Francis University (PA) has cooperative agreements with Clarkson University (NY), Penn State, and the University of Pittsburgh


St. John's University/College of St. Benedict's (MN) - http://www.csbsju.edu/catalog/2007_2009/departments/pre-professional/engineering.htm - with the University of St. Thomas


Saint Joseph's College of Maine with Manhattan College


Saint Mary's College (CA) with Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California (USC) Salem College with Duke University


Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN) with the University of Notre Dame


Saint Michael's College (Colchester, VT) with the University of Vermont.


Santa Clara University (CA) - http://www.scu.edu/engineering/


Schreiner University (TX)


Scripps (CA) with Harvey Mudd College, Columbia & RPI 


Sewanee, The University of the South (TN) with Wash U., Vandy, and Columbia


Southwestern University (TX) with Texas A&M University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Arizona State University


State University of New York (SUNY)

See http://www.suny.edu/student/search_programs/currfd_oas_main.cfm and scroll down the list of available academic programs until you see the Engineering 3:2 listings


Transylvania University with the University of Kentucky


Trinity College (CT)

with Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) and Union College (NY)


University of Kentucky (KY) - http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/catalog/2006-2007/catalog.htm


University of Michigan - Flint Campus

Flint has some new engineering options designed to feed into the main campus in Ann Arbor


UNC-Asheville (Asheville, NC)  

with North Carolina State University


University of Richmond - http://www.richmond.edu/prospective/majors/others/engineering.htm

Affiliated with:

Columbia University

George Washington University

Virginia Tech


University of Saint Francis (IL) with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)


Ursinus (PA)


Vassar College (NY)

with Dartmouth


Washington University St. Louis with numerous colleges - https://engineering.wustl.edu/prospective-students/dual-degree/Pages/affiliated-schools.aspx


Wesleyan University (CT)

with Caltech and Columbia


Westminster College of Salt Lake City (UT)

with Washington University in St. Louis and University of Southern California


Wheaton College (IL) with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)


Wheaton College (MA) with Dartmouth


Whitman College (CA) Affiliated with:

Cal Tech


Washington University


U of Washington


Whittier (CA) with the University of Southern California and the University of Minnesota


Whitworth College (WA) - http://www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Programs/PreEngineering/Index.htm

with Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Southern California, Columbia University, Seattle Pacific University, and Washington State University


Willamette University with Columbia University


William Jewell College (Liberty, MO, just north of Kansas City) , with Columbia U, Washington U in STL, U of KS, and Vanderbilt


Williams College with Dartmouth



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