An engineering degree can be pursued at Wittenberg through a binary engineering program (commonly referred to as a “3-2” program). This entails studying at Wittenberg for three years, typically followed by two years at a participating school of engineering. The student who completes this program will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wittenberg and bachelor’s degree in the specific field of engineering from the engineering school.
Three engineering schools currently participate in this program: the Case Institute of Technology of Case Western Reserve University, the School of Engineering of Columbia University, and the Sever Institute of Washington University. Admission to these schools is guaranteed for students recommended by Wittenberg.
During the student’s first three years, spent in residence at Wittenberg, the student completes the courses required for a major concentration, Wittenberg’s general education requirements, and any additional basic science and mathematics courses that are needed to form the core of the engineering curriculum. The student usually selects either physics or chemistry for a major. After three years at Wittenberg, the courses required to complete the program in engineering are taken in residence at the engineering school.
In addition to the binary programs, there are other options for the student who wishes to go into engineering. These include informal arrangements with other schools that closely resemble the binary programs and graduate work in engineering after completion of the bachelor’s degree at Wittenberg.
Courses required by the schools of engineering include integral and differential calculus, differential equations, the calculus-based introductory physics courses, the introductory chemistry courses, and introductory computer science. Certain areas of engineering have additional requirements that may be satisfied by courses offered at Wittenberg.
Additional information about this program may be obtained from the Office of Admission.