Planning a career in Engineering? Waynesburg is the choice!
Waynesburg University has joined with a number of Cooperating University Schools of Engineering so that a quality 3/2 engineering program can be offered at Waynesburg. This arrangement enables students to complete course work in chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, and liberal arts in a small campus setting. The program can be completed through either the chemistry or mathematic major programs and is sometimes referred to as the liberal arts route to engineering.
Students work in the Waynesburg University environment for three years where close personal attention is provided. A background strong in both technical and liberal arts subjects are attained that will serve students well at one of the cooperating universities. Upon satisfactory completion of the Waynesburg program and recommendation by our Engineering Advisory Committee, students move directly to a cooperating university for two years of engineering courses.
This program is particularly attractive to students competitive in science and mathematics who prefer to begin their studies in a liberal arts college and avoid large classes. Individuals who have not yet focused on a specific career objective or branch of engineering have the time to explore the field as they concentrate on the basic science and mathematics courses that are the core of the engineering program. A decision on the specific branch of engineering can be made, if desired, after nearly three years of experience, advisor counseling, and visitations to cooperating universities.
Cooperative degrees in Science and Engineering
After successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Waynesburg University and an Engineering degree from the cooperating university.
The cooperating universities are:
- Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
- Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
- Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.
Major Fields of Engineering
The liberal arts route prepares students for any of the various engineering specialties offered at a cooperating university. Essentially any major field of engineering is available to students from among our cooperating universities.
Available programs include:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Engineering students avoid the large beginning classes at universities and move directly to the advanced engineering courses, having smaller enrollments during the last two years of the program at a cooperating university.
Although our 3/2 engineering program is five years, many students attending a four-year university program graduate within the five year time frame as well. Overcrowding in beginning engineering courses at universities may prevent students from enrolling in certain required courses and often deters them from completing the engineering requirements within four years.
Benefit From our Multi-Level Program
Our approach to Engineering gives you added experiences that you will find so important later. It is not just a series of classes, but a comprehensive and unified program with your career in mind.
As an Engineering student, you have direct access to personalized instruction, equipment and advising plus a range of special features including regular visits to our cooperating universities.
This liberal-arts approach gives you more than one set of professional skills. Along with their technical career focus, engineers must learn, for example, to communicate effectively.
Waynesburg University students have gained professional experiences from a wide range of local, national, and even international opportunities.
Above all, you learn from an experienced, caring faculty in small classroom settings. They strive to give you the competitive edge you need.
To learn more about exciting opportunities in Engineering at Waynesburg University, please call 1-800-225-7393.