Carthage offers multiple paths for students pursuing a career in engineering. Students may choose to earn a B.A. or B.S. degree in engineering in four years from Carthage, or students may choose to major in another natural science, such as physics or computer science, and go on to earn a B.S. degree in engineering from one of our partner institutions, earning two bachelor’s degrees in five years.



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Dual-Degree in Engineering

Carthage students pursuing a career in engineering can attend Carthage for three years and, upon successful completion of the required courses listed below with certain GPA conditions, are assured admission into an engineering program at one of two prominent engineering schools for completion of the final four to five semesters of what is typically a five-year program.

Upon graduation from the engineering school, students receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carthage and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from either Case Western Reserve University or Washington University in St. Louis.

While at Carthage, dual-degree pre-engineering students must major in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, or physics.

Current students should follow the official College Catalog from the year they entered Carthage and work with their advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.

  • Chemistry 1010 General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 1020 General Chemistry II
  • Computer Science 1810 Principles of Computer Science I
  • Mathematics 1120 Calculus I
  • Mathematics 1220 Calculus II
  • Mathematics 2020 Differential Equations
  • Mathematics 2120 Multivariate Calculus
  • Physics 2200 General Physics I
  • Physics 2210 General Physics II

The following courses may benefit future studies in engineering and engineering careers. These courses should be considered electives to supplement the required course list in consultation with a student’s major advisor and engineering coordinators.

For further information, contact Professor Jean Quashnock or Professor Haley Yaple.

  • MTH 2040 Linear Algebra
  • MTH/PHY 3470 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers
  • MTH 1050 Introduction to Statistics or MTH 3050 Theory of Statistics
Programming, Data, and Computation
  • PHY 3450 Data Analysis for Scientists & Engineers
  • PHY 3170 Introduction to Computational Physics
  • MTH 2090 Mathematical Computing
  • CSC 1030 Data Science I
Engineering Science
  • EGR 1100 Introduction to Engineering Design
  • EGR 1700 Engineering Project Experience
Business and Finance
  • ACC 2010 Financial Accounting
  • ECN 1010 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 1020 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN 1030 Issues in Economics
  • MGT 3100 Introduction to Business Analytics
  • MGT 3120 Principles of Management
  • MGT 3600 Legal Environment of Business
Art and Communication
  • CDM 1200 Public Speaking
  • CDM 1300 Visual Communication
  • CDM 2000 Graphic Design I
  • THR 1110 Introduction to Acting
  • ART 1030 Exploring Studio Art
  • ART 1071 FOUNDATIONS, MATERIAL: Objects + Spaces
  • ART 2000 Drawing I

For more information about Carthage’s engineering dual-degree program, please contact:

Jean Quashnock
Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Haley Yaple
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Debbie Fatica
Division of Education and Student Programs Coordinator
Case Western Reserve University: Case School of Engineering
Visit the Case School of Engineering’s website

Scott Crawford
Assistant Dean, Engineering Dual-Degree Program
Washington University at St. Louis: James McKelvey School of Engineering
Visit the James McKelvey School of Engineering’s website