How do machines work? How are buildings, roads, and bridges designed and built? What are the most efficient ways to manage and transport resources like water, gas, and electricity? How are new inventions transformed from ideas into physical structures?
Puget Sound’s Dual-Degree Engineering Program is designed for students who are interested in becoming engineers and also want a significant liberal arts component to their education. Students in the program spend their first three or four years at Puget Sound studying core curriculum and completing a major (other than engineering) while also completing a set of prerequisites to prepare for engineering studies. Qualified students may then pursue an engineering degree at one of three affiliated institutions, completing an additional two years of study in professional engineering courses. Upon successful completion of coursework at both institutions, the student receives two bachelor’s degrees, one from each institution. Some students elect to attend other engineering schools instead of the affiliate schools.
"I have been very successful in my career relative to others of my age and experience. I attribute this to the liberal arts degree I earned at Puget Sound. In today's economy, positions have been combined across fields, and having a liberal arts-based science degree is the best way to tackle modern challenges."