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Engineering course catalog
Advisor: JOSHUA DYER, Assistant Professor (Physics)
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Augustana has a unique 3-2 engineering program. Students in this program earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College and a Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited engineering school. Schools attended by previous graduates of the program include University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, and Purdue University.
These programs normally require three years in residence at Augustana followed by at least two years in residence at the engineering school. While at Augustana, the student pursues a broad education in the liberal arts while simultaneously obtaining the basic training in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science which is required for the study of engineering.
Since it is expected that all general education requirements for the Augustana degree, together with a departmental major, will be completed before transferring to the university, the engineering advisor works closely with the student in planning and monitoring his or her academic progress. It is important that a student interested in this coordinated degree program meet with the advisor early in their ﬁrst year.
The criteria for transferring to a university, as well as standards which transfer students must meet, are established by the university. Augustana cannot guarantee acceptance to the university that a student plans to attend.
Augustana also offers a coordinated degree program with Columbia University, Northern Illinois University, and Washington University in St. Louis. In these programs, students are guaranteed admission to these schools as long as they meet the requirements in the articulation agreements held by Augustana College.
For more information, see Coordinated Degree Programs, the CORE website, or contact the engineering advisor.