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Dual Degrees

Pre-Engineering students at SRU work to earn degrees in both physics and engineering

Pre-Engineering with WVU

Offered by: Physics and Engineering

Gain a competitive advantage when applying for engineering jobs or graduate schools by earning dual degrees. Through a cooperative program with West Virginia University (WVU), SRU offers a dual-degree Pre-Engineering program. You'll get the best of both worlds: an affordable undergraduate education in Physics at SRU and several choices to complete your Engineering degree at WVU.

Why Choose Pre-Engineering with WVU?

SRU's Pre-Engineering program offers several key advantages:

  • You'll receive excellent preparation for an engineering career-a field with a high demand for professionals and many different career opportunities
  • You'll get to experience a full SRU education and everything the university has to offer, while also earning a degree from WVU
  • You'll gain the advantage of degrees in both engineering and physics, an achievement that will impress employers and graduate schools

What Will You Learn?

You'll experience all the benefits of an SRU education-small class sizes, one-on-one learning, and a strong liberal arts background-as you complete courses in physics, mathematics, sciences, and pre-engineering electives. After successfully completing three years at SRU, you'll continue to WVU to earn your engineering degree. The following concentrations are available to you in the Pre-Engineering with WVU program:

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial
  • Electrical

To be admitted to WVU after three years at SRU, you must:

  1. Successfully complete all the required coursework at SRU
  2. Maintain a 2.75 grade point average at SRU by the end of your junior year
  3. Complete and submit WVU's application material during early spring semester of your junior year
  4. Enroll in a 3 credit hour Mechanics of Materials course at WVU during the summer semester before transferring to WVU (i.e. the summer after completing three years at SRU)

Careers In Engineering

Whether you're applying to jobs graduate schools, your dual degrees in physics and engineering will open up a wide range of opportunities:

  • Engineering jobs are expected to grow by more than 10% in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Engineering is one of the highest paying, fastest growing industries in the country
  • The engineering job market is resilient to downturns in the economy
  • You'll have an excellent foundation for graduate programs in engineering

Clubs & Organizations

  • Physics Club
  • Sigma-Pi-Sigma: The Physics Honor Society

Student/Alumni Spotlight

In this video, Erica talks about choosing SRU because of the small class sizes and individual attention students receive from professors. She also talks about her role as a FYRST peer leader and the many resources available to freshman on campus.

Erica Keller