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Engineering is a discipline that uses science, creativity and experience to solve people’s problems. 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. You might also 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.  For more information visit the Engineering web page.

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 will receive a bachelor of arts degree from W&J and a bachelor of science degree in an engineering field from the partner school (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 consider this: 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:

CHM 160

Organic Chemistry

CIS 102

Introduction to Programming

MTH 151


MTH 308

Differential Equations

PHY 243

Mathematical Methods in Physics

PHY 107

General Physics

PHY 209

Modern Physics

Other courses you might enjoy include:

ART 108

2D and 3D Design

COM 220

Public Speaking

ENG 201

Professional Writing

ESP 191

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

ESP 320

Entrepreneurial Marketing

EVS 260

Diffusion of Environmental Innovations

PHL 125

Evaluating Scientific Reasoning

PHL 322

Philosophical Problems in Science and Technology

PHY 149

Good Vibrations: Music and Physics