3-2 Dual-Degree Opportunities

The first three years of the program are completed at Sweet Briar, where the student completes most of the general education requirements and the requirements for entry into an engineering program at an affiliated institution. After two years of study there, the student is awarded a bachelor's (Virginia Tech, Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University) degree in a specific engineering discipline. Credits will be transferred to Sweet Briar so that the student can satisfy the requirements for graduation and graduate with her class. A student who is interested in the dual-degree program should consult the engineering advisor as early as possible to plan her three-year course of study at Sweet Briar.

The 3-2 Program: Three years at Sweet Briar + two years at a large engineering program

Graduate with two bachelor's degrees:
Bachelor of Science from Sweet Briar in a science/math discipline:

  • Physics
  • Math
  • Computer science
  • Environmental science
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Bachelor of Science from Washington University, Columbia Univeristy, or Virginia Tech in an engineering discipline (must check each school for programs available):

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Etc.