Dual-Degree Engineering Curriculum 
William Jewell College is one of a limited

“I believe the liberal arts education I received at William Jewell has been a key factor to my success as an engineer. The opportunity to study in a liberal arts environment gave me ‘real world skills’ that are so often ignored in a traditional engineering curriculum. I’ve found that engineers with these skills stand out in the work place and are much more valuable to employers.”

- Chris Ruckman,
1995 Jewell dual-degree graduate
PE, Burns and McDonnell Engineering



number of liberal arts colleges that has entered into an agreement with Washington University in St. Louis for a “three-two” dual-degree program in engineering. After three years in residence at William Jewell College and two years at the Washington University School of Engineering, you can achieve both a B.A. degree from Jewell and a B.S. degree in engineering.

Jewell also maintains similar 3-2 plans with Vanderbilt University, Columbia University in New York, Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Kansas. While in residence at Jewell, you should major in physics, chemistry or mathematics, depending upon the type of engineering school you plan to attend. Since the semester-hour load is heavy, Jewell advises you to work very closely with the official advisor for this specialized program. Care is needed since you must meet all of Jewell’s core requirements and most, if not all, the requirements of a major while still in residence at Jewell.

Degree Options

  • Kansas University: Electrical Engineering
  • Vanderbilt University: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • Washington University: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Science and Engineering
  • Columbia University: Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering

Pre-Engineering Program of Studies
Required classes for dual-degree engineering vary by partner school and by field of engineering. It is essential that you meet with an advisor in physics, chemistry or mathematics to make sure you are on track for meeting the requirements.

Most fields of engineering will require the following courses:
CHE I21 General Chemistry I (4)
CHE 121L General Chemistry Lab (1)
CHE 122 General Chemistry II (4)
CHE 122L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
PHY 213 General Physics I (4)
PHY 213L General Physics I Lab (1)
PHY 214 General Physics II (4)
PHY 214L General Physics II Lab (1)
MAT 190 Introduction to Computer Science (4)
CTI 104 Applied Calculus & Statistics (4)
MAT 200 Calculus II (4)
MAT 201 Calculus III (4)

Additional work will be required or recommended, including courses from the following list:
MAT 202 Differential Equations (4)
MAT 281 Applied Linear Algebra (4)
PHY 306 Applied Electronics (3)
PHY 306L Applied Electronics Lab (1)
PHY 316 Modern Physics (3)
PHY 318 Heat and Thermodynamics (3)
PHY 322 Optics (3)
PHY 322L Optics Laboratory (1)
PHY 332 Analytical Mechanics: Statics (3)
PHY 415 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
PHY 416 Electronic Measurements Laboratory (1)
PHY 443 Classical Mechanics (4)
               Additional work in chemistry
               A course in economics


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