Dual-Degree Engineering

Overview

Since 1969, Morehouse College offered students the option of studying engineering through the dual-degree engineering program, which consists of cooperative agreements with a number of engineering schools. The participating engineering institutions are:

  • Auburn University
  • Clarkson University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University – Purdue University
  • Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Alabama – Huntsville
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • University of Southern California

Dual-degree engineering provides an opportunity for students to obtain both a liberal arts education and a professional engineering education.

To be considered in the dual-degree engineering program, a student must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better.

  • HEGR 101 Freshman Engineering Design
  • HPHY 154 Mechanics

Prospective students are advised to take these courses at their earliest opportunity.

Outcomes

Students matriculating in one of the department’s programs or courses are expected to:

  • Identify and understand the fundamental principles of classical and modern physics, and acquire the analytical and conceptual skills needed to apply these principles to the solution of problems of practical interest
  • Understand the fundamental principles of physics and demonstrate proficiency in applying them to practical problems in engineering and technology.
  • Develop an awareness of the implications of the role that scientific and technological advances play in contemporary society
Major Course of Study Requirements

Upon completion of all DDEP requirements, the student is awarded two baccalaureate degrees: one from Morehouse and the other from his engineering institution. The degree from Morehouse is awarded according to one of two options.

Option I – B.S. in General Science

Under option I, Morehouse grants a bachelor of science degree in general science after successful completion of:

  • All general education requirements at Morehouse
  • All necessary pre-engineering courses at Morehouse
  • The remaining program requirements at the engineering institution.
Option II - B.S. in Applied Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics

Under option II, Morehouse grants a bachelor of science degree in applied physics, chemistry, or mathematics after successful completion of:

  • All general education requirements at Morehouse
  • All necessary pre-engineering courses at Morehouse
  • All requirements for the chosen science major at Morehouse
  • The remaining program requirements at the engineering institution

Students in the dual-degree engineering program typically spend a minimum of three years in pre-engineering at Morehouse, followed by at least two years in engineering at an affiliated institution. However, DDEP is not time driven. It is course-driven. DDEP students must complete all of their general education and pre-engineering courses at Morehouse before transferring to his engineering institution. In the event that an option I student is unable to complete the requirements at the engineering institution, he must return to Morehouse and complete requirements for a liberal arts major before a baccalaureate degree is awarded.

Because of the special nature of the dual-degree engineering program, the baccalaureate degree is not conferred by either Morehouse or the engineering institution until all of the requirements established by both institutions are completed.