Students in the five year dual-degree Engineering program will earn a Bachelor of Science from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from one of our partner institutions. As of Fall 2023, our partners include Columbia University and Washington University, St. Louis.
Why study in the Engineering dual-degree program?
Earning a Bachelor of Science from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from a partner gives our students the technical, problem solving, and creative skills necessary to thrive in the field of engineering.
Students enrolled in the five year Engineering program complete three years of course work at Simmons, followed by two additional years at one of our partner universities.
What will you learn?
In addition to the requirements of the Simmons University core curriculum and their major, students must meet the entrance requirements of our partner institutions. These requirements include physics, math, chemistry, and computer science, plus one or two courses for specific engineering majors as specified in the Columbia Combined Program or Washington University Dual Degree guides. Detailed questions concerning requirements of individual majors can be discussed with the Simmons Engineering 3+2 Program Director, Dr. Jason White.
During their time at Simmons, students major in a field that strongly overlaps with the entrance requirements for the desired partner institution and earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Examples include Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Biology.
At our partner institutions, students choose from engineering areas of study that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. Those areas include:
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (Columbia U)
While the program is open to all Simmons students, the required and rigorous curriculum must be started during the first semester of study to allow for timely completion of all requirements. All students intending to pursue the program are required to contact the program director by mid-August to choose their courses and set-up a tentative schedule for the next three years.
So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.
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