Engineering Combined Degrees
In engineering, you put the laws of nature to use—building a smarter phone, a lighter jet, a longer-lived battery, or even a more efficient company. The study of engineering begins with a foundation in mathematics and the natural sciences. Through the University of Redlands, you can lay that foundation while enjoying the small classes, personalized education, and diverse opportunities that Redlands is known for and developing the breadth of liberal arts knowledge and skills that are essential for a rewarding life and a successful career. Either you can pursue a master's in engineering after earning a bachelor's degree in one of the sciences, or you can expedite your education by participating in one of our engineering combined-degree programs.
A strong student can complete a Redlands major and general education requirements while taking pre-engineering courses, all in three years. The program adviser can help you plan your schedule accordingly. Provided that you maintained high grades in the pre-engineering courses, you’d enroll at Columbia or Washington University’s School of Engineering for the next two years (financial aid and housing are arranged through Columbia or Washington). At the end of the five years, you’d graduate with Bachelor's degrees from both institutions. At Washington you could also go on to complete a Masters in your sixth year. You are free to pair any University of Redlands undergraduate major with any engineering major; however, the pre-engineering requirements for most sub-fields are most compatible with the physics B.A. or individualized Johnston emphases. See the full list of requirements for the various engineering majors at Columbia University and Washington University. Also, check out the answers to frequently asked questions.
If you’re interested in this program, the program adviser will work closely with you to develop a suitable plan of study. It is is extremely important to take the right courses in your first year so that you can complete the required courses in three years. Please read this advice for entering students interested in the engineering combined-degree plan.
Regardless of whether you participate in this program, the required pre-engineering courses and a science or math undergraduate degree are good preparation for enrolling in an engineering M.S. program.
Contact Eric Hill, program adviser 909-748-8659