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Engineering Dual Degree, B.A./B.S.

Engineering is a profession that offers many opportunities to both women and men. A liberal arts background combined with a major in mathematics and technical training gives a prospective engineer an added academic dimension.

In cooperation with The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Hood offers a five-year dual degree program in engineering. Students spend the first three years at Hood as mathematics majors, taking the core courses for engineering and courses in the humanities and social sciences. At the end of the three years at Hood, students transfer to The George Washington University into one of the engineering programs offered there, provided that they complete the designated required courses with a grade of C or better and are recommended by the adviser of this program, the chair of the mathematics department. Advisers at both Hood and George Washington work together to assist in this transfer agreement.

At the successful completion of the five-year program, the student is eligible to receive two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Hood College and a Bachelor of Science degree from The George Washington University. The engineering programs available at The George Washington University are biomedical, civil, electrical, computer, mechanical and systems engineering.

In order to meet Hood requirements, a student in the dual degree program must complete the Hood College Core Curriculum requirements and must complete a specified set of courses in chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. Selection of courses to meet the Core Curriculum requirements and selection of elective courses should be done in careful consultation with a faculty adviser to ensure that the courses taken at Hood will satisfy the requirements of The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science. In particular, a student must earn 18 to 21 credits in humanities and social science courses that are acceptable to The George Washington University.

The following science and mathematics courses must be taken at Hood.

  • CHEM 101, 102 General Chemistry I, II
  • CS 284 Computer Science I
  • MATH 320 Modeling and Simulation or MATH 456 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 112 Applied Statistics
  • MATH 201, 202,203 Calculus I, II, III
  • MATH 207 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 304 Differential Equations
  • MATH 333 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • MATH339 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 351 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 440 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 453 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MATH 470 Senior Seminar: History of Mathematics
  • PHYS 203, 204 Introductory Physics I, II
  • PHYS 222 Introduction to Modern Physics
  • PHYS 325 Electricity and Magnetism

(MATH 320 is required for prospective electrical engineering students.)