Engineering is a discipline that solves people’s problems by using science, creativity and experience. The products of engineering are all around us – roads and bridges, the space shuttle, and the computer you are using to read this text.
If you are interested in engineering at W&J, there are several paths you can follow. You might want to pursue a Physics major and then go on to graduate school. Or, you might prefer to fast-track your engineering degree through our 3-2 Engineering program, which combines the strength of a liberal arts education and specialization in a field of engineering. Visit the Engineering page for more information.
In W&J’s 3-2 Engineering Program, you will spend three years at W&J and two years at an engineering school. Upon completion, you receive a bachelor of arts degree from W&J and a bachelor of science degree in an engineering field from the partner school (i.e. Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis or Case Western Reserve University).
So, why would you want to go to W&J if you are interested in engineering, rather than pursuing a degree specifically in this field? At W&J, you receive a liberal arts education, one that allows you to develop important skills in writing, speaking, critical thinking and creative problem solving. These skills will help you advance quickly within your chosen career---and that is why the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requires engineers to have strong training in communications and critical thinking.
Courses required for 3-2 engineering students are:
Introduction to Programming
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Other courses you might enjoy include:
2D and 3D Design
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Diffusion of Environmental Innovations
Evaluating Scientific Reasoning
Philosophical Problems in Science and Technology
Good Vibrations: Music and Physics