The dual degree is an attractive option for future engineers who want the following:
- an opportunity to complete degrees in two diverse areas
- extra time to pursue other academic, athletic or extracurricular interests
- the chance to build the skills and confidence needed to succeed in engineering through the supportive, personalized environment of Hiram College
- to acquire the scientific problem solving skills necessary to be effective in today’s technological oriented society
- to develop a broad, liberal arts knowledge base and strong “people skills,” which are necessary in relating to and working with clients
Through the dual degree program, students spend three years at Hiram College, followed by two years at one of our partner universities:
Future engineers major in physics, biology, chemistry or computer science for three years while at Hiram. Students who maintain required academic and disciplinary standards are then guaranteed admission into Case Western Reserve University or Washington University and spend two years studying their desired engineering field. After five years, students earn two bachelor’s degrees.
Both partner institutions boast national reputations for their engineering programs. Engineering-related majors regularly top the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ “Top-Paid Majors” list, and graduates of the five-year program are well prepared to succeed and lead successful careers.
Dual degree students often make the best engineers because they possess the technical and scientific knowledge required for the field, but also the broad background and excellent oral and written communication skills that are required to assume leadership roles and solve complex problems.