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 Pre-Engineering with Penn State  



In a cooperative program with Penn State University, Slippery Rock University's Dual Degree Pre-Engineering program gives students the best of both worlds: an affordable undergraduate education and plenty of choices to complete your Engineering degree at PSU including many tracks from which to choose (Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Science & Math, Geo-Environmental Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mining Engineering).

You earn 2 degrees in 5 years!

Why Choose SRU-PSU Dual Degree?

  • Affordable tuition
  • Small class sizes with individual attention from SRU faculty
  • 112 years of engineering experience at Penn State
  • Work-study cooperatives and experience with engineering firms
  • Close to growing job market in Ohio and Pennsylvania
  • Engineering is a great career
  • Best of all, it brings two outstanding universities together to prepare students for careers in engineering from the day they enter college.

How the Dual Degree works:

You enroll in SRU's physics program, taking math, science and pre-engineering electives. At the beginning of your fourth year, you transfer to PSU's College of Engineering.

After completing your first year at PSU, you will receive a bachelor's degree in physics from Slippery Rock University. After successful completion of your second year at PSU, you recieve a bachelor's degree in engineering from Penn State University.

Program Specifics for SRU Students:

Pre-Engineering with PSU Dual Degree:

Typical Schedules for SRU Students

Admission criteria

  • SRU: 3.0 GPA, SAT combined 950 OR ACT 20
  • 3.0 grade point average at SRU by the end of junior year
  • Completion of the PSU admission material

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 Is Engineering for you?

  • Do you enjoy solving problems and putting ideas into action?
  • Are you interested in a high-paying career?
  • Are you curious about how things work?
  • Are you interested in improving the environment?
  • Are you interested in helping people live better?
  • Are you detailed oriented?
  • Are you creative?
  • Do you like to be challenged?

If you answered yes to some of these questions, then engineering may be a profession for you.

Featured Student:
Laura Ordaz
Laura Ordaz - Featured Student