In addition to exhibiting superior technical skills, today’s successful engineers must effectively communicate their expertise in a global marketplace and understand the potential social, cultural, and economic impact of their work. Centenary’s strong speaking and writing programs embedded in our comprehensive liberal arts curriculum develop the skills needed by today’s engineers.
Students working with Drs. Goadrich and Messina on a research project
Each student under this program pursues concentrated studies in the liberal arts and engineering sciences at Centenary followed by study in professional engineering courses at a cooperating university. Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, the student typically earns a B.A. degree from Centenary and the B.S. degree in engineering from the cooperating university. Students under this program are exempted from the senior seminar at Centenary. Students interested in the Dual Degree Program in engineering should consult the coordinator of the program as early as possible.
As an alternative to the Dual Degree Program, students may choose to complete the degree at Centenary and pursue either graduate engineering study or a second undergraduate degree in engineering. Some engineering affiliates offer BS/MS programs, which typically can be completed in a total of six years.
Benefits of the Centenary 3/2 Program
- Two degrees: The 3/2 program culminates in a Bachelor of Arts from Centenary and a Bachelor of Science from the engineering institution.
- Liberal Arts education: As a graduate of a 3-2 program, you will have a stronger background in physics, mathematics, and the liberal arts than a graduate of a 4 year engineering program. The emphasis on speaking and writing both in science and non-science courses will make you a better engineer and enhance your career options and opportunities. Smaller class size provides students with more one-on-one instruction and hands-on experiences.
- TOPS & Scholarships: Louisiana residents can apply their TOPS money towards Centenary education. In and out-of-state residents can compete for a number of academic and need-based scholarships available at Centenary. See the Academic Scholarships page.
- Acceptance: Students in Centenary's 3/2 program are guaranteed acceptance into the cooperating schools provided they maintain an appropriate GPA and complete the necessary coursework.
Maintaining good standing at Centenary College and a minimum GPA guarantees acceptance of transfer to the following five universities. Acceptance is contingent upon completing the appropriate transfer application by the deadlines specified by the cooperating university. This deadline is typically in January of the student's third year at Centenary.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Columbia University, Manhattan, NY
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
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Departments involved with the engineering program include:
If you are interested in other engineering fields such as petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, etc., it is important to make these goals clear to the engineering advisor when you begin the 3/2 program.
Example Three-Year Plan
During the three years at Centenary College of Louisiana, you will primarily fulfill core requirements and prerequisite science and mathematics courses. The core courses include selections from humanities, foreign languages, fine arts, social sciences, and economics. The science and mathematics courses will build the toolset required to excel in upper-division engineering courses; other courses will go towards the student's Bachelor's degree.
Below is a sample curriculum for the three year tenure at Centenary which will lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics upon completion of your engineering degree:
What Will I Do at the Engineering University?
Here are links to the curricula at some of our cooperating universities