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Emory+GATech Challenge

hsu0216hsu0216 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
edited May 2011 in Emory University
Hi everyone, I'm looking into getting a dual degree in the Goizueta school and GA tech's engineering program.

Anyone have ideas about the amount of work that I might be doing in what I would assume is a very challenging path?
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Replies to: Emory+GATech Challenge

  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    It's just that you'll have to take all the Tech pre-reqs while in the College and/or B-School. Do you have Calc. credit, so you can get started on diff. eq, multivariable, and linear algebra as soon as possible? Also, I believe you'll need gen. bio, gen. chem, and gen. physics (calc. based- 151). The B-School pre-reqs are pretty easy, so if you have calc. credit, it is possible, but yes a very challenging path. Just throw all of your science classes in 1-2 years and throw in some of those B-School pre-reqs (also, maybe freshman year, throw in easy B-calc, as I think the B-school may not take regular calc, or maybe they will if you have AP credit). Also, Emory science,math and CS majors tend to do very well once they get to Tech because they are very used to tougher grading standards, and rigorous work (either in the context of very difficult exams or simply a heavy workload) every year (as opposed to the years where you tried to cram the Tech transfer pre-reqs). I have no idea how a B-School major would do. At least a B-School student would be used to having a lot of classes, however often studies show that they study the least amount among the types of college depts (social science, natural science, engineering, humanities, and business) and the grading curve is actually kind of soft (each class is guaranteed at least a B average. The same cannot be said for science at Emory and certainly not Tech). Basically, going from B-School to Tech engineering may be quite an adjustment, though I really like the idea you have. I would go for it. If you can handle adjustments in rigor, you'll be fine.

    Also, what type of engineering are you considering (because, if it's chem or biomedical, you may want to take some additional courses in the college that could help that go beyond Tech pre-reqs)?
  • hsu0216hsu0216 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Well I was considering going for cs at tech, but it was more of a personal interest pursuit and also a hook going into work. I don't think it will play a large influence in getting jobs though, so the additional 2 years in a college I'm not that interested in and the tuition for the extra year don't seem to be worth it.

    I think a better idea would be going straight into a job at a large firm in an analyst position.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    Just take some classes here and at Tech in CS to get experience then. For example, my friend doing 3-2, cross-registered to take matlab at Tech last semester. I think you need junior credit (I don't know if that's Emory's rules), you can cross-register. You can do any class not offered at Emory (which are many for CS, though I don't know if the teaching is as good at Tech, even for CS, which is of course ranked really high. I find that rankings don't judge teaching quality).
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