2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Minor

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Northwestern’s pre-engineering program is designed for the students who want to begin their college experience at a liberal arts college and then, after two or three years, transfer to a department of engineering at a university to complete the sequence of technical courses required for a degree in a specific field of engineering.

Northwestern College-Washington University dual-degree program

Why not have the best of both worlds? Become a liberally educated engineer. Northwestern is affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis in offering a dual degree. A student in the dual-degree program spends three years at Northwestern College and two years at Washington.

In completing the dual-degree program, students obtain both a broad Christian liberal arts education from Northwestern College and in-depth engineering expertise from Washington University. The student will receive two degrees - a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College and an engineering undergraduate degree from the University of Washington - upon completion of the combined program. Engineering fields offered are Biomedical, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Systems Science & Engineering.

Students also have the option of spending three years at Washington University and completing three degrees, a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College, an engineering undergraduate degree from Washington, and an engineering master’s degree from Washington.

Washington University’s admission requirements are listed at: https://engineering.wustl.edu/prospective-students/dual-degree/Pages/default.aspx

Each student transferring to Washington University will complete the following requirements at Northwestern College:

For Computer Engineering

Transferring credits back to Northwestern College

Most students will have completed all major and Northwestern Core requirements before transferring to Washington. Additional credits taken at Washington will transfer back to Northwestern to complete graduation requirements.

Transfer to Iowa State University or other universities

Students can transfer to other universities for completion of their engineering degree. Such transfer usually occurs after spending two years at Northwestern. Special consideration is given to students who plan to transfer to Iowa State University as the program at Northwestern College is carefully coordinated with the programs in engineering at Iowa State University through the advising process.

Students interested in transferring to a university other than Iowa State University should obtain a catalog from the university of interest. They should then confer with the program director as the second step in the planning process after the first term registration is completed.

Total credits recommended: 59

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