Engineering Program Requirements

In order to earn a PLU degree through the Dual Degree program, the following requirements must be met:

(1) Completion of the following science and mathematics courses (44 hours)

  • MATH 151, 152, 253 (12 semester hours)
  • MATH 351 or PHYS 354 (4 semester hours)
  • PHYS 153 and 163, 154 and 164, and 223 (14 semester hours)
  • CHEM 115 and 116 (8 semester hours)
  • ENGR 131 (2 semester hours)
  • DATA 133 or CSCI 144 (4 semester hours)

(2) (a) For the B.A. in Physics: completion of an additional 12 semester hours of electives in science and mathematics from the following courses: MATH 331, 356; ENGR 240, 333, 334, 355; PHYS 221, 331, 336; CSCI 331. CHEM 341 may be substituted for PHYS 333. The particular courses chosen will depend on the intended subdiscipline and the engineering school’s entrance requirements. Students should consult with the program director before choosing electives.

(b) For the B.A. in Chemistry: completion of organic chemistry (CHEM 331, 332, 333, 334) and physical chemistry (CHEM 341, 342, 343).

(3) Completion of the General University Requirements as specified in the catalog, except that the following general requirements are waived for all dual-degree students:

(a) completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours on the PLU transcript;
(b) completion of a minimum of 40 semester hours from courses numbered 300 and above;
(c) the requirement that at least 20 of the minimum 40 semester hours of upper division work must be taken at PLU;
(d) the requirement that the final 32 semester hours of a student’s program be completed in residence at PLU;
(e) the requirement that the senior seminar/project be completed at PLU. Senior projects from the engineering school (a characteristic of ABET-accredited schools) will satisfy the PLU senior project requirement for dual-degree students upon approval of the project by the appropriate PLU department chair.

(4) Completion of an engineering degree from an ABET-accredited engineering school.

NOTE: Students who intend to transfer to Columbia University must include an Economics course (ECON 101 or ECON 111) in their program at PLU.