Overview

The College of Wooster has established formal 3-2 cooperative engineering programs with two universities: Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Under these cooperative programs, the student is eligible to apply for admission to the engineering school upon satisfactory completion of a specific set of courses taken in the first three years at Wooster. The student transfers to the engineering school after the junior year to complete the last two years of the undergraduate engineering program. Upon completing the program, the student has earned a B.A. from Wooster and a B.S. from the engineering school.

The bachelor degree programs in engineering available at one or more of the cooperating universities include aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, environmental science, materials science, mechanical, polymer, and systems engineering.

Details on recommended courses, graduation requirements, and the partnerships with Case Western Reserve and Washington University can be found in the Requirements section.

 

 


Faculty

Cody Leary faculty in physics at College of Wooster

Cody Leary

Associate Professor of Physics; Pre-Engineering Advisor

cleary@wooster.edu


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Requirements

This section provides details on Wooster’s graduation requirements and details about 3+2 programs at Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Questions about any of the programs or pre-engineering options? Contact:
 Dr. Cody Leary

Wooster Graduation Requirements

Students interested in completing the Pre-Engineering program will declare a major at Wooster (such as Physics, Chemistry, Math, etc.) and will be given an advisor from that department. In addition to meeting with their departmental advisor, students are encouraged to meet regularly with the Pre-Engineering advisor to discuss class schedules and plans for fulfilling all courses required for the Pre-Engineering program in a timely manner.

In order to be granted permission for the senior year in absentia, students continuing on to an engineering school must meet the following requirements:

  • All of the Wooster General Education Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree (that is, First Year Seminar, Writing Competency, Learning Across the Disciplines, etc).
  • Roughly 3/4 of the courses required for the major, including Junior I.S. The student must have enough courses so that they could complete the major in one more year at Wooster without a course overload.
  • Successful completion of at least 24 courses.  (At least 16 of these must be completed at Wooster rather than being transfer credits. Only 2 transfer credits can be applied toward degree requirements; any additional transfer credits will count as elective courses.)

Students should apply for the in absentia privilege in the fall of their junior year. Requesting the privilege does not commit the student to definitely participating in the 3-2 program, but it does allow the College to better plan and to better advise the student.

View the In absentia privilege request form

The Wooster Bachelor of Arts degree is granted to the student after they complete their first year at the engineering school and transfer those engineering course credits back to Wooster. All students require 32 Wooster credits to be granted the Bachelor of Arts degree. Only courses with grades of “C” or higher are accepted for transfer credit.

CWRU Requirements

Case Western Reserve University offers a binary (3+2) program resulting in a B.A. from The College of Wooster and a B.S. from CWRU.

Degree Programs/Disciplines of Study
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Systems & Control Engineering
The Binary Program at Case Western

The Binary Program allows students to begin their studies at a liberal arts college for three years and pursue an Engineering degree at Case Western Reserve University for two years. Students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the College of Wooster after the first year at Case Western and will graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering from Case Western after the second year.

Students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 in math and science at the College of Wooster.
Academic Guidelines (sample coursework recommended prior to enrollment at Case Western) For more information, visit Case’s Dual Degree Program.

  • Mathematics: courses equivalent to 2 years of math
  • Physics: courses equivalent to 1 yr of physics
  • Chemistry: courses equivalent to 1 yr of chemistry
  • Computer Programming: elementary computer programming
  • Natural Science: math or statistics courses as designated by major department
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: must complete at least 21 semester hours of humanities and social science courses
  • English: must complete English courses with college level writing proficiency
Recommended Courses to take at Wooster
  • CS 110 – Imperative Problem Solving
  • Math 110 (Applied Differential Calculus) and Math 115 (Theory of Differential Calculus)
  • Math 120 (Applied Integral Calculus) and Math 125 (Theory of Integral Calculus)

Note: The above math courses are half-semester courses; together they equal 1st year calculus

  • Math 212 – Multivariate Calculus
  • Math 221 – Differential Equations
  • Physics 111 – Calculus Physics I
  • Physics 112 – Calculus Physics II
  • Chem 112 – Principles of Chemistry
Additional Case Western Requirements for Chemical Engineering
  • Chem 211 – Organic Chemistry I
  • Chem 212 – Organic Chemistry II
  • Chem 318 – Physical Chemistry I
  • Chem 319 – Physical Chemistry II
Additional Case Western Requirements for Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Physics 220 – Electronics for Scientists
  • Physics 304 – Electricity and Magnetism
Other Recommended Courses
  • Physics 202 – Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences
  • Math 211 – Linear Algebra
  • Math 327 – Numerical Analysis
Applying

Students interested MUST apply through the Case Western Reserve University Office of Admissions. Applications are completed online and are located under 3/2” Engineering.

WUSTL Requirements

Washington University St. Louis McKelvey School of Engineering offers a binary (3+2) program resulting in a B.A. from The College of Wooster and a B.S. from WUSTL.

Degree Programs/Disciplines of Study
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • System Science & Engineering
Minors Available
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Systems Science

Participants in the dual degree program with WUSTL commonly follow either a 3-2 or 4-2 schedule, transferring after the junior or senior year at Wooster.  WUSTL also has an innovative 3-year option which allows students to earn both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in just three years after transferring from Wooster.

Admission & Requirements
  • Students must complete courses in Math, Physics, Chemistry,Computer Programming, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • A GPA of 3.25/4.0 is required. Courses with a grade below C- do not transfer.
Recommended Courses to take at Wooster
  • CS 110 – Imperative Problem Solving
  • Math 110 (Applied Differential Calculus) and Math 115 (Theory of Differential Calculus)
  • Math 120 (Applied Integral Calculus) and Math 125 (Theory of Integral Calculus)

Note: The above math courses are half-semester courses; together they equal 1st year calculus

  • Math 212 – Multivariate Calculus
  • Math 221 – Differential Equations
  • Physics 111 – Calculus Physics I
  • Physics 112 – Calculus Physics II
  • Chem 112 – Principles of Chemistry
  • Jr/Sr Humanities Courses
Additional Requirements for Chemical Engineering
  • Chem 211 – Organic Chemistry I
  • Chem 212 – Organic Chemistry II
Other Recommended Courses
  • Physics 202 – Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences
  • Math 211 – Linear Algebra
  • Math 327 – Numerical Analysis
Questions?

Please contact the Pre-Engineering advisor, Dr. Cody Leary, as soon as possible to develop a plan of study.

Email Dr. Leary

Get more information about the dual degree program at Washington University in St. Louis.