Earn Two Degrees in Science and Engineering within 5 Years with Marietta’s Dual Degree Program

The Engineering Dual Degree program at Marietta College gives students a remarkable opportunity to earn two undergraduate degrees within five years. Through partnerships with several research universities, Marietta offers students the chance to pursue their passion for engineering while still gaining the benefits of a liberal arts education.

In this five-year, 3+2 dual degree program students spend the first three years of their undergraduate education at Marietta College pursuing a bachelor of science in an area of liberal arts within the realm of science or mathematics. Students then transition to one of our partner institutions to earn their engineering degree.

Ideal for the practical student who seeks a career in engineering but also wants the benefits of a liberal arts education, the engineering dual degree program empowers you to achieve more.

"The Dual Degree Program truly represents the synthesis we see in today's world. Engineers not only solve challenging technical problems, but they also do so in key societal and business contexts. Dual Degree students develop both the contextual perspective of their liberal arts background and the analytical skills and domain knowledge of a focused engineering curriculum."
Aaron F. Bobick
Dean and James M. McKelvey Professor, Washington University

Aaron F. Bobick Dean and James M. McKelvey Professor at Washington University, a partner school for Marietta College's Dual Degree Program
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, is an affiliated partner school with Marietta College's Engineering Dual Degree program, and Dr. Bobick is excited about the opportunities that awaits MC students. McKelvey believes the Dual Degree Program is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula. Program graduates are "liberally educated engineers," with strong communication and problem-solving skills, a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, and a high-quality technical education.

Program Structure

The Engineering Dual Degree program follows a 3+2 structure wherein students spend three years at Marietta College earning a bachelor’s degree in applied physics, mathematics, chemistry, or biology. Students then transition to one of our partner schools to spend an additional two years completing the requirements for an undergraduate engineering degree.

Students in the dual degree program can earn their engineering degree at one of the following partner institutions:

Marietta students have the added benefit of our first-class Petroleum Engineering program offered here on our campus. Dual degree students can study in our facilities and meet with faculty, helping to better prepare for their transition to an engineering program during their final two years.

Benefits of a Dual Degree

The Engineering Dual Degree at Marietta allows students to combine a liberal arts education with an engineering focus, a unique opportunity not offered at the majority of liberal arts colleges. This program allows students to reap all the benefits offered at a smaller, more intimate liberal arts college while still achieving an engineering degree and the career potential that it conveys.

In this 3+2 program, students take their prerequisites, including all foundational mathematics and science courses, in the small classrooms of Marietta. On our campus, the faculty provides mentorship to students, guiding them through the transitional period of the early undergraduate years. Through this program, students are able to experience the personalized attention and diverse academic classes only available at a liberal arts college.

When students transition to the engineering program at a larger university during year 4, they are more capable of handling the large class sizes and rigorous course material of a research institution. This means that students are less likely to wash out or quit the program, and therefore a greater number of students are able to achieve both degrees.

Furthermore, employers are attracted to the combination of a liberal arts and engineering degree, as graduates are often more likely to have both technical engineering expertise as critical thinking and writing skills.

Discover the Dual Degree in Engineering at Marietta

Marietta’s Engineering Dual Degree program allows driven students to earn both their liberal arts as well as engineering undergraduate degrees in only five years of study. To learn more about this program, request information below.

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