Pre-Engineering Dual Degree Program Curriculum

Drury University cooperates with Washington University in dual-degree programs leading to undergraduate degrees in a liberal arts major and in engineering. Participants commonly follow either a ‘3-2’ or ‘4-2’ schedule, entering the engineering school after their junior or senior year at Drury (students who follow a 4-2 schedule must apply no later than one year after graduation). Those who meet the admissions requirements should be able to earn both a Drury degree and an engineering degree with four semesters of study after Drury.

Washington University also offers a ‘3-3’ or ‘4-3’ program leading to a Drury B.A., and a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Washington University. Students complete the same coursework as listed below while at Drury, and then move to Washington University for three years of study.

Dual-degree study is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula, which are highly structured and may require longer than four years to complete. Graduates of dual-degree programs are liberally educated engineers, possessing strong communication and problem-solving skills, a broad background in humanities, social sciences and the global environment as well as a quality technical education. They are well prepared to advance in technical management and to play major roles in solving increasingly complex societal problems in engineering, consulting, design, and other areas.

Students must complete the following core math and science courses:

CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry 
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

MATH 231: Calculus I 
MATH 232: Calculus II
MATH 233: Calculus III
MATH 366: Differential Equations

PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II

Those interested in Chemical or Biological Engineering should also complete the following additional coursework and should consult the program director:

BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
CHEM 208: Analytical Chemistry (Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering)
CHEM 208-L: Analytical Chemistry Lab (Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering)
CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry (Chemical Engineering)
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry Lab (Chemical Engineering)

Each program also requires completion of the Drury CORE curriculum (typically completed by Drury students by the end of their junior year), as well as electives to complete a major. Those who enter at the end of their junior year must apply for a waiver of the senior residency requirement and typically transfer credit back to Drury to fulfill the 124 hours needed for graduation. Students also must meet Drury’s requirements for entry to pre-professional programs (see Pre-Professional Programs for more information).

For admission to Washington University, an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher is required, as well as a 3.25 GPA in math and science. Applicants with lower GPAs are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students who have completed the prerequisite courses, meet the GPA guidelines and are recommended by the Drury program director are invited to apply for engineering study at Washington University. Applications should typically be submitted by February 28 for admission in the fall.