Engineering is the branch of science that applies scientific and social knowledge to the design, building and use of systems such a structures, machines and processes.
Hood joins with The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science to offer a special five-year program in engineering. Highlights of the program:
- Students spend three years at Hood College, taking courses in the arts and sciences, and especially in mathematics.
- Students then spends two years at The George Washington University, taking courses in engineering.
- At the end of five years, the students are awarded two college degrees: a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Hood College and a bachelor of science in engineering from GWU.
- The program combines a liberal arts education at a small private college in Frederick with an excellent technical education in engi- neering at an urban university in Washington, D.C.
At Hood, students in the program complete courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry, establishing a firm base on which to build their engineering education. They also study the humanities and social sci- ences and learn to communicate what they have learned to others.
At GWU, students choose one of these areas of engineering:
- Biomedical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Systems engineering
Why Study Engineering?
The Institution of Engineering and Technology sums it up:
Good money, lots of variety, the chance to be part of a renowned group of professionals and always in demand—what's not to like?
Learn more about the major.