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About the Pre-Engineering Dual Degree Program

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Drury University cooperates with Washington University in a dual-degree program leading to an undergraduate degree in a liberal arts major and in engineering. Participants commonly follow either a ‘3-2’ or ‘4-2’ schedule, entering Washington University 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.

Financial Assistance

All students who enter the Engineering Dual Degree Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees (Graduate 3-year Option) are awarded the Graduate Affiliation Scholarship which guarantees a 50-percent tuition discount for the first year, a 55-percent discount the second year and a 60-percent discount the third year. International and domestic students are eligible.

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Contact Us:

Brant Hinrichs

Associate Professor of Physics
Director of Dual Degree Program
Trustee Science Center 213
Office: (417) 873-6976
bhinrichs@drury.edu

Biomedical Engineering Emphasis

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

Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering Emphasis

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

Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering Recommended Courses

It is recommended that those interested in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering should complete the following:

A course on energy and the environment from a science point of view. Students should consult with the program director on coursework that meets this recommendation.

Those interested in Computer Science and Engineering should also complete the following additional coursework and should consult the program director:

Additional Dual-Degree Requirements

Each program also requires completion of the Your Drury Fusion 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. All students who participate in this program prior to graduating from Drury must have an approved academic leave of absence on file with the Registrar’s Office. 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.

Proficiency in English is required of all applicants. International applicants who will not have a minimum of three years of documented study at an English-speaking institution, in a country where English is the primary language of daily living are required to submit official TOEFL IBT scores to Washington University. TOEFL scores must be less than two years old to be valid. Please request ETS to send official scores to Institution Code 6929 at the time of application.

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.