Dual Degree Engineering

Students in this program receive a B.A. from Augustana (in a major of their choice) and a degree from the chosen engineering specialty from the engineering school. Columbia offers a B.S. degree, while Washington University in St. Louis offers a mix of bachelors and masters degree options. Students are guaranteed admission to Washington University's engineering school when recommended by Augustana following sucessful completion of all the requirements for the specific program.  Admission to Columbia for students starting at Augustana during fall semester 2019 or later is no longer guaranteed.  The particular preparatory courses that must be completed at Augustana depend upon the engineering school and which specific engineering program students wish to enter. A list of program areas sorted by school and degrees offered is shown below. There are three main requirements for the dual-degree program:

  1. Complete the Augustana general education requirements.
  2. Complete a major at Augustana (some engineering courses may count toward a physics major).
  3. Complete the pre-requisites specified by the particular school and/or engineering program.

Most students can complete these items in three years without scheduling difficulty provided the student makes normal academic progress. A few programs are more difficult to schedule, including biomedical engineering at Columbia.  

Questions on this liberal arts college engineering program? Contact us by email or fill out the inquiry form for more information.  

Program Area Affiliated Schools
Washington University
(St. Louis)
Aerospace Engineering   M.S.
Applied Mathematics B.S.  
Applied Physics B.S.  
Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering    
Biomedical Engineering B.S. (a) B.S.
Chemical Engineering B.S. B.S.
Civil Engineering B.S.  
Computer Engineering B.S. B.S., M.E., M.S.
Computer Science B.S. B.S., M.S., M.E. 
Control Engineering   M.E. 
Earth and Environmental Engineering B.S.  
Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering   M.E.
Electrical Engineering B.S. B.S., M.S.
Engineering Management B.S.  
Engineering Mechanics B.S.  
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research B.S.  (b)  
Materials Science and Engineering B.S. M.S.
Mechanical Engineering B.S. B.S., M.E.
Operations Research B.S.  
Robotics   M.E. 
Systems Science and Engineering   B.S., M.S.

(a) The Columbia Biomedical Engineering program has three tracks: Cellular and Tissue, Biomechanics, and Biomedical Imaging.

(b) The Columbia Industrial Engineering & Operations Research program offers three concentrations:  Engineering Management Systems, Financial Engineering, Operations Research, and Industrial Engineering.