Engineering

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W&J’s engineering and applied science dual-degree program allows students to begin their studies in an intensive liberal-arts environment, building a core of foundational skills such as oral and written communication and scientific and mathematical competency, before completing their studies at one of our partner institutions: Case Western Reserve University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Columbia University. At the the time of completion, students are awarded two degrees: a degree from W&J in any field of their choosing, and a BS degree in an engineering or applied science field from the partner school.

Program Features

  • Students may choose any of W&J’s 30+ academic majors.
  • Students work closely with W&J faculty to develop scientific problem-solving skills, as well as the communication skills and broad perspective necessary to be effective in modern engineering fields.
  • Students use the supportive, personalized W&J environment to develop skills and confidence needed for success in engineering.
  • Completion schedule is flexible; students may spend either three or four years at W&J. Most students complete the program in 3+2 years.
  • Washington University in St. Louis also offers a 3+3 degree that culminates in an MS degree.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

The Engineering program is associated with the Department of Physics. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.

Engineering Faculty

Professor McCracken portrait

Program Chair

Michael E. McCracken, Ph.D.

Office: SCI 100B Degrees: Ph.D. and M.S. Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. Washington & Jefferson College Areas of Study I am an associate professor and chair of the Department of Physics. My research is in the field of nuclear particle physics, specifically the photoproduction of mesons off of the nucleon. By performing experiments at the Thomas…

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