Dual-Degree Engineering Programs
Renowned throughout the world for its strength in the sciences, Mount Holyoke is proud to offer three outstanding dual-degree opportunities in engineering, as well as excellent preparation for graduate work in engineering. Through agreements with three leading engineering schools, you can earn two bachelors degrees in five years: a bachelor of arts degree from Mount Holyoke and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the partner school. Each program has different conditions for receiving both degrees so be sure to check the specific information about each program. For each of them, it is important to begin planning in the first year.
At a time when science remains a male-dominated field, Mount Holyoke is actively committed to increasing the number of women in science. Approximately 25 percent of our students major in the sciences. Mount Holyoke students have a strong record of getting into top professional and graduate school programs. Science faculty comprise more than 25 percent of the total faculty, and the College boasts a high number of tenured women faculty in science as well.
Why study for five years rather than four?
Engineering requires a rigorous course of study, with an extremely high number of mandatory courses. Students who seek to complete an engineering degree in four years have very little time to explore the liberal arts curriculum. Many professional engineers regret later in their lives that they "missed out" on getting a broader education. They wish they’d had a chance to take that extra history class or that art class or seminar in creative writing. While rigorous, a dual-degree program gives students flexibility and the opportunity to get both a liberal arts education and an engineering degree.
Regardless of the program you choose, all three dual-degree programs require careful planning right from the first semester at Mount Holyoke.