The dual degree Program in Engineering and Applied Sciences provides students interested in careers in engineering with an attractive alternative to the traditional, highly structured engineering curriculum. This program will provide you with a strong liberal arts background to help you become a “liberally educated engineers” with strong communication and problems solving skills, a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, strong social skills and an ability to work effectively in teams, and a high-quality technical education. In addition, you get to explore diverse academic areas and interests before making a career decision and you have the opportunity to earn two degrees in only five years.
Advantages of our Dual Degree Program include:
- Opportunity to explore a variety of career options before committing yourself to a specific career path
- Opportunity to learn, grow, and develop science and life skills and confidence in the highly personalized and nurturing educational environment of Maryville University
- Time to engage in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, such as athletics and the social life of a highly engaged Maryville campus community
- An engineering degree from one of the most prestigious and highly ranked universities in the nation.
Recent Washington University Facts & Figures for Dual-Degree Students
Most dual-degree students complete the program and graduate from Washington University with their Engineering Degrees.
Washington University provides free tutoring to their 3-2 dual degree engineering majors in all coursework—even upper-level engineering courses.
An analysis of the graduating class in May 2010 revealed that every student that wanted a job—had one. The starting salaries of those graduates ranged from $58,000 to $67,000 annually.
Washington University provides strong career services to their engineering majors, including training for interviews, several hours a week are dedicated just to engineering students.
Last year, out of all students applying to transfer (start date of Fall 2010) under the dual-degree engineering program with a variety of home institutions, only one student was rejected. Provided the above admissions requirements are met, it is “more than likely” that students will be admitted.
In addition to financial aid available through Maryville University, most students receive some form of need-based assistance upon entering the Washington University Dual Degree Program.
Full tuition and half-tuition Harold P. Brown Engineering Fellowships are also available at Washington University. The Brown Fellowships are typically given to students with strong academic records and that can demonstrate leadership in a collaborative environment.
For more information about Maryville financial aid and scholarships, e-mail the Financial Aid Office or call 314.529.9360.