To obtain a degree from the University of Puget Sound, the Dual Degree Engineering student must complete at least 16 units in residence and have credit for 24 units prior to transferring to an engineering school. These units must cover Puget Sound core requirements and the courses needed to fulfill the requirements of the student's major. In order to meet the 32 units required for graduation, up to eight units of engineering credit are accepted as elective coursework towards the student's degree at Puget Sound. Credits for core requirements may not be transferred back from the engineering school.
In addition, to qualify for entry into an engineering school, the student must complete specific coursework that the engineering school requires. Most science majors fulfill much of this coursework in completing a major at Puget Sound, and can do so within three years. Non-science majors can also participate in the program, but to complete the necessary coursework four years are needed. Whether they fall within the major or not, the student must complete the following:
Some of the affiliate schools have particular course requirements that must be met. These can usually be satisfied by careful selection of core and major coursework. Information about affiliates is available on the Dual Degree Engineering Program website.
Students should work closely with Dual Degree Engineering Advisory Committee members to ensure that all requirements are met.
*Students with sufficient background and preparation in high school chemistry and calculus may test out of Chemistry 110 and/or Mathematics 180/181.