ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE DUAL DEGREE
The engineering and applied science program is designed for students who wish to combine a broad, values-oriented knowledge base with one of many fields of engineering or applied science. Students may pursue a career in applied science or one of many engineering disciplines including electrical, civil, chemical, industrial, aerospace, textile, nuclear, biomedical, or systems engineering. Students complete all requirements for majors at both institutions.
The courses taken at Eckerd College during the first three years are typically:
I. Pre-engineering core:
- Math: Calculus I, II, and III, Differential Equations
- Physics: Fundamental Physics I and II and Modern Physics
- Chemistry: General Chemistry I and II
- Computing: Introduction to Computer Science
- Western Heritage in Global Context I and II
- Foreign Language (two semesters)
- Academic Areas (1 course from the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences respectively)
- Perspectives: (2 courses; Global and Environmental)
- A Writing Portfolio
- Calculus I & II
Physics I & II
Western Heritage I & II
Foreign Language I & II
- Calculus III
Introduction to Computer Science
Humanities Area course
Major Course Requirement
- Arts Area course
Social Science Area course
Four Major Course Requirements
Upon successful completion of the three-year portion of the program (requirements of grade point average vary somewhat) and recommendation of Eckerd College, a student is admitted to an engineering college, where the dual-degree requirements may normally be completed in two years. The student is then awarded degrees from both Eckerd College and the engineering school.
The program is designed for an academically qualified student who is willing to work hard. While difficult, completing the program in five years is by no means impossible. Many students have done so and are practicing engineers today. The keys to success are being well-qualified on entering, making timely decisions on Eckerd College major and cooperating university, and obtaining early advice from the Program Coordinator.
Due to the sequential prerequisite requirements, it is vital for dual degree candidates to obtain advisement early in their careers at Eckerd College. Students who wish to pursue a dual-degree program should consult with one of the advisors as early as possible.