Dual Degree Program

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Engineer your career path with two bachelor’s degrees in just five years.

The undergraduate 3+2 Dual Degree Program blends a strong technical engineering perspective with in-depth knowledge of humanities and social sciences to provide you with an opportunity to customize your career path with two bachelor’s degrees.

While enrolled at one of the 40+ participating liberal arts colleges or universities, you’ll complete courses in math, chemistry, physics and computer science, in addition to studies in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences for the first three years of your dual degree. Next, you’ll enroll at the Case School of Engineering, where you’ll take two years of intensive engineering courses in your chosen major.

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After completing all five years, you will be awarded two Bachelor’s degrees—one from each institution—making you more marketable to the ever-changing job industry, or broadening your horizons for graduate school.


Meet 3+2 Dual Degree Program students

Meet Lensa, a 2015 graduate of the program

BS in Civil Engineering, Case School of Engineering
BA in Physics from Hiram College


Meet Justin, another 2015 program graduate

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Case School of Engineering
BS in Liberal Arts Engineering, Wheaton College


Getting Started

It’s never too early to start planning for your future

Whether you’re in high school, starting your first year in college, or embarking on the dual degree program, the Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice in the Case School of Engineering helps you manage this rewarding and accelerated program through personalized assistance, including:

  • Visiting the campus – Interested students are encouraged to contact the Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice office to arrange a campus visit. You’ll learn about the engineering community at Case Western Reserve University, and meet with the faculty coordinator of the major you’re interested in to ask questions about the program and gain early career advice. We’ll also put you in touch with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to schedule a full campus tour.

  • Applying – Eligible students must apply online (select 3/2 Engineering option) through the Case Western Reserve Office of Admissions during their third year at their liberal arts school. The Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice can help guide you and your school counselor throughout this process.

  • Mapping out your three-year curriculum – The dual degree program includes a designated faculty liaison at each of the participating schools to help you customize your learning experience and ensure you have a seamless transition to Case Western Reserve.

  • Obtaining scholarships and financial aid – Accepted domestic students are eligible to receive $2,500 in scholarships per semester awarded by the Case Alumni Association and are encouraged to apply within their first three weeks on campus at Case Western Reserve. Students are also eligible for need-based aid awarded as grants, loans and Federal Work-Study.

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In order to be eligible for the Dual Degree Program, students must:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in math and science at your liberal arts college/university.

  • Complete 90 semester hours, or 135 quarter hours, at your liberal arts college/university.

  • Fulfill courses required by the academic guidelines.


Academic Guidelines

Prior to enrollment at the Case School of Engineering, you must complete the following course equivalents at your liberal arts college/university. Please see your school’s faculty liaison for guidance.

  • Mathematics: Courses equivalent to two years of math:

    • MATH 121, 122 - Calculus for Science and Engineering I, II

    • MATH 233 - Calculus for Science and Engineering III

    • MATH 244 - Elementary Differential Equations

    • Math/Statistics courses designated by major department

  • Physics: Courses equivalent to 1 years of physics:

    • PHYS 121, 122 - General Physics I, II with labs

  • Chemistry: Courses equivalent to one year of chemistry:

    • CHEM 105, 106 - Principles of Chemistry I, II with labs

  • Computer Programming

    • ENGR 131 - Elementary Computer Programming (Matlab)

    • EECS 132 - Introduction to Programming in Java (only needed for Computer Engineering and BME Computing & Analysis track)

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Complete courses totaling at least 21 semester hours

  • English

    • Complete courses with college-level writing proficiency

  • Physical Education

    • Complete requirements by liberal arts school

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