Engineering Degree Partnerships

Course Information

Program Overview

Major in Engineering

(Please scroll down for information on the minor.)

Assumption’s partnership programs are designed to provide students with a strong liberal arts education in the sciences and mathematics as well as state-of-the-art engineering training.

Assumption’s dual degree program partnership with the University of Notre Dame and the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis allows students to work towards both an undergraduate degree from Assumption and either an additional undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis (2-year option) or a combination of an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis  (3-year option) or Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame.

In this program, students spend three or four years of study at Assumption College and then complete two or three additional years of study at the University of Notre Dame or Washington University in St. Louis (depending on their course of study). At least 90 units of acceptable transfer credit must be earned by Assumption students. 

University of Notre Dame College of Engineering

Assumption College’s agreement with the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering allows qualified Assumption students to earn a B.A. in chemistry, environmental science, mathematics or computer science from Assumption College and a B.S. in one of several fields of engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  The program is designed to provide the student with a strong liberal arts education in the sciences and mathematics as well as state-of-the-art engineering training at the University of Notre Dame, one of the nation’s leading engineering universities. 

Students attend Assumption for 3 years, where they pursue coursework in one of the following tracks specially approved to count toward an undergraduate degree in a major at Assumption, and transfer credit toward an undergraduate degree in a major at Notre Dame College of Engineering:

After the fifth semester, the student applies for transfer admission as a first-semester junior to the specific program offered by Notre Dame College of Engineering. Applicants who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, at least a C in all courses, and a recommendation from Assumption’s 3+2 Engineering Program coordinator, can normally be expected to be admitted to full standing and complete Notre Dame’s engineering degree requirements in two years. Upon transfer to Notre Dame, students receive the same consideration for financial aid as other transfer applicants.

Upon completing the program, the student receives a Bachelor of Arts degree in their major from Assumption, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Notre Dame’s College of Engineering in their major.

Assumption students who choose the two-year option may also spend two years at Washington University in St. Louis to complete an undergraduate degree there and will be classified as Washington University undergraduate student for both years.  

Assumption students who choose the three-year option will spend three years at Washington University in St. Louis to complete the requirements for both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree and will be classified as Washington University graduate students for all three years.

Washington University in St. Louis

Students at Washington University can choose to study: 

Assumption will accept all units completed at Washington University in St. Louis and count these units toward the completion of an Assumption College undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for admission to the dual degree program, students must be recommended by Assumption College and, prior to entering SEAS, complete the entrance requirements specified by SEAS. Admission to SEAS is not guaranteed and SEAS cannot guarantee that financial support will be available to students admitted to the program.

Assumption students who have already completed all of their undergraduate degree requirements are also eligible to apply for this program if they apply within 12 months of earning their undergraduate degree.

Minor in Engineering

Assumption College’s engineering minor provides students with a curriculum that uniquely positions them as exceptional, well-rounded candidates in a competitive job market.

Assumption’s undergraduate engineering program is designed to provide students with a strong liberal arts education. The science and mathematics courses prepare them to continue their studies in engineering and have meaningful careers in the field. Students who pursue a minor in engineering are provided a sound foundation in the discipline and graduate with degrees in math, computer science, chemistry or environmental science. Small class sizes provide a personalized education that allows students to immerse themselves in their subject matter and faculty mentors offer one-on-one advising that will aid them in making the right choices at both the graduate and professional levels.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

The engineering minor is designed for students interested in obtaining a foundation in engineering, but who do not wish to transfer to one of the College’s 3-2 engineering partner schools.

The minor is a good option for those considering obtaining a graduate degree in engineering.  The minor consists of six courses

  • PHY213 Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving
  • MAT 355 Differential Equations
  • CSC 117 Introduction to Programming
  • PHY 301 Statics

Two Electives (electives need to be from two different disciplines)

  • MAT 356 Numerical Analysis
  • CSC 317 Java Programming
  • PHY 275 Applied Optics
  • PHY 302 Dynamics
  • CHE 311 Physical Chemistry I (or equivalent Thermodynamics course)

Approved engineering courses (transfer credit or consortium)