3/2 Science and Engineering Program

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Goucher College has established a dual-degree program though which students earn both a bachelor of arts degree from Goucher and a bachelor of science degree from the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University. In this program, students can explore the liberal arts and sciences while developing professional knowledge and experience in a specific field of engineering.

Students in the program will be admitted initially by Goucher College, where they will typically spend three years fulfilling general education requirements and completing major requirements for the B.A. degree in biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics. Successful students will then complete an additional two years at Johns Hopkins, meeting the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Electrical and computer engineering, which includes the fields of communications, control systems, electronics, and digital systems.

  • Material science and engineering, which is concerned with the structure, properties, performance, processing, and production, of all materials.

  • Mechanical engineering, which deals with the concerns of energy through useful mechanical devices.

  • Chemical engineering, which relies on the laws of physics, chemistry, and mathematics to change the structures of chemical substances and purify new substances that are created in the process.

  • Civil engineering, which reflects the breadth of the engineering disciplines in the planning and design of buildings, bridges, transportation systems, and environmental programs.

A typical student will complete one year of calculus and one year of physics or chemistry in the first year and MA 221 and 222 and one year of physics or chemistry in the sophomore year. One course per semester should be taken at Hopkins during the student's third year at Goucher, depending on the engineering discipline.

The required courses are as follows:

  • MA 170 - Calculus I
  • MA 180 - Calculus II
  • MA 221 - Linear Algebra
  • MA 222 - Calculus III
  • MA 231 - Differential Equations with Applications
  • CS 116 - Introduction to Computer Science
  • PHY 125 - General Physics I
  • PHY 126 - General Physics II
  • CHE 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHE 112 - Principles of Chemistry I: Laboratory
  • CHE 151 - Principles of Chemistry II: Lecture
  • CHE 152 - Principles of Chemistry II: Laboratory