Physics Major with 3+2 Cooperative Engineering
This major allows you to pursue a
physics major while at Otterbein and complete an engineering degree at a
This program gives you the opportunity to study at Otterbein for three
years and then pursue engineering for two more years at either Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio or Washington University
in St. Louis, Missouri (your choice). At the end of five years, you will
earn a B.A. in physics from Otterbein and a B.S. in the selected field
of engineering from the partner school. In order to receive the
Otterbein degree, the student must submit an official transcript from
Case or Washington showing completion of the engineering degree. Hours
will be transferred to the Otterbein transcript record in order to
fulfill total hours needed for the Otterbein degree.
Students in this program are liberally educated engineers, benefiting
from both the focus on the liberal arts and sciences at Otterbein and
the specialized training available at a large university. In many ways
it is the best of both worlds. An advantage of this program over
traditional engineering programs is that you need not commit yourself to
the study of engineering in the freshman year. This flexibility is
especially useful for students whose interests may span several areas;
it allows you to explore multiple options before committing to a
specific course of study.
The program is rigorous, and to complete it in five years, you must
qualify to take Calculus I (MATH 1700) in Fall semester of your
freshman year. Interested students are strongly advised to contact the
department before the start of their freshman year to make sure they are
on track for the program.
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