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Kalamazoo College
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3/2 Engineering Program

Faculty Counselor: Dr. Thomas Askew, O/U 208C, 269-337-7097, askew@kzoo.edu

Students who are interested in engineering should consider the combined curriculum in engineering. The combined curriculum consists typically of three years of study at Kalamazoo College followed by two years at an approved school of engineering. While at Kalamazoo, students complete the general education requirements along with specific science and mathematics course work. They then transfer to the engineering school. Upon completion of sufficient work at that institution to satisfy the remaining requirements for a Kalamazoo College degree, those credits are transferred back to Kalamazoo College and the Kalamazoo BA degree is awarded. When the remainder of the specified work for the student's particular field of engineering has been completed, the BS in engineering is awarded from the engineering school.

The College is a dual degree affiliate of Washington University St. Louis (WUSL). This relationship eases the transfer process and provides access to supplemental financial aid funds at WUSL. In addition to a dual degree BA/BS level program, WUSL provides an unusual dual-degree into master’s level program in engineering. Transfer to other engineering programs approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is both possible and encouraged. In recent years Kalamazoo students have transferred into engineering programs at a variety of public universities with the most popular choices being Michigan Tech, Western Michigan University, Oakland University and the University of Michigan. Kalamazoo financial aid does not transfer to other schools, but some public universities have transfer scholarships that are added to their awards of need-based financial aid.   Course and GPA requirements for transfer into these programs vary, and may change at any time.

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