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Engineering at Colgate

GreatApe213GreatApe213 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2009 in Colgate University
I got in!! ..but i think i want to major in engineering, and all colgate has is their 3-2 program, which might work out but im not sure. anyone know how it works?
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  • HonestDescendentHonestDescendent Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    Colgate does have 3-2 engineering program with Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis (there may be one other option as well). You would hit the ground running with 'pre-engineering' courses at Colgate (math, physics, science) plus liberal arts requirements. For years 4 and 5 you focus on the engineering courses. Once completed you get both a bachelor of arts degree from Colgate University and a bachelor of science in engineering from your choice of engineering school. You may also be able to do what is called sub-matriculate at the engineering school and acquire a masters of science in engineering which adds one more year, thus 3+2+1.

    While this can be done, it raises the question...why not just go to an engineering school or a university that offers engineering degrees/majors along with the liberal arts? Also, the glory of Colgate University is that it is an outstanding liberal arts experience that serves as a great launching pad for just about anything you want to do. Good luck!
  • GreatApe213GreatApe213 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    wow, that does sound awesome. but i researched the 3-2 a bit and found that it encompasses astrology too? i dont really have any interest with that, so could i avoid it? what if i go to colgate for 3yrs and get only a mediocre gpa, and dont get accepted to columbia/wash u, what would i do then?

    and be honest, if im considering entering engineering (though im not positive), wouldnt it be better to go to a school with a better engineering reputation like lehigh or tufts (even gw)? thanks
  • spideyunlimitedspideyunlimited Posts: 976Registered User Member
    On a similar note, if I pursue a BA in computer science, does it in any way affect my prospects of getting into a good engineering grad school?
    Does having been in liberal arts (and a BA instead of BS) in any way affect one's chances of getting into reputed engg. grad schools?
  • brassringbrassring Posts: 369Registered User Member
    While you do have the 3-2 option, Liberal Arts Colleges are definitely not the place to do engineering, IF you have a choice.
  • HonestDescendentHonestDescendent Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    Perhaps you misread 'astronomy' as astrology. In many smaller liberal arts colleges and universities astronomy is part of the physics department.
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