Engineering Combined Degrees
In the physical sciences, we investigate the fundamental laws of nature; in engineering, we put those laws to use—building a smarter phone, a lighter jet, a longer-lived battery, or even a more efficient company. Through the University of Redlands, you can explore both fields 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.
The study of engineering begins with a foundation in mathematics and the natural sciences. 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 our engineering combined-degree program.
In partnership with Columbia University in New York City and Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Redlands provides the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree from Redlands and a bachelor's degree from Columbia or Washington in just five years. A strong student can complete a Redlands major and general education requirements while taking pre-engineering courses, all in three years. The program advisor 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 degrees from both institutions. You are free to pair any University of Redlands undergraduate major with any engineering major; however, the pre-engineering requirements 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.
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
Engineering in 2012-14 Catalog