Engineering, Engineering Sciences and Science Management
For Engineering, Wheaton has agreements with George Washington University and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Agreement with George Washington University allows students completing three years at Wheaton and two or more additional years at this institution to earn a bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton and a bachelor's degree in one of a variety of engineering fields. Programs in aeronautical or aerospace engineering may also be arranged at other institutions on an individual basis.
The program with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College requires a student to spend the first two years at Wheaton, the junior year at Dartmouth as part of the Twelve College Exchange Program, studying engineering and other applicable courses, and the senior year at Wheaton to complete the A.B. degree. The student then returns to Thayer in the fifth year to complete the bachelor of engineering degree.
Entrance requirements vary between the institutions and with individual fields of study, and interested students must work closely with the coordinator throughout their years at Wheaton in order to ensure their eligibility for admission into the programs. No particular academic program is prescribed, but a student's three-year program should include at least two courses in English (including writing courses), six courses in the humanities and social sciences, four to six courses in mathematics, two to six courses in physics and one course in computer programming. Courses in biology, chemistry or economics are also expected for some programs.
Acceptance into a dual-degree program is dependent upon the strength of the student's three-year academic record at Wheaton, the degree to which the student has completed appropriate course requirements for the proposed field of study, and perceived abilities and promise for the successful completion of such a program. Wheaton students must complete three years in residence at Wheaton.
Professor of Physics