Engineering Dual Degree / Program of Study

The Dual Degree Engineering Program is an agreement between Meredith College and North Carolina State University (NC State) whereby students simultaneously complete the academic requirements of both institutions. Through carefully coordinated scheduling, the program allows academically qualified students to graduate in five years. Students who successfully complete the admission, transfer and academic requirements of both institutions will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Meredith College in chemistry or mathematics and a Bachelor of Science from NC State in chemical, environmental, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering. Degree pairings are:

Meredith College: BA – Chemistry

NC State: BS - Chemical or Environmental Engineering


Meredith College: BA – Mathematics

NC State: BS - Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering


Eligibility for the Dual Degree Program

Students wishing to enter the program must have

  • a minimum un-weighted high school GPA of 3.25
  • a 26 ACT Composite or 1100 SAT with at least a 600 on mathematics (pre March 2016)
  • completed high school courses that prepare them to enroll and succeed in Calculus I (MAT 191) and English 111 during their first college semester   (High school students should take honors English and math through at least precalculus and trigonometry.)
  • only students entering Meredith directly from high school are eligible for the program


To remain eligible for the engineering dual degree program, students must maintain an outstanding Meredith College record, including

  • a minimum Meredith cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the first two semesters and a minimum of 3.0 thereafter
  • C or better in all courses
  • B or better in all math, English, chemistry and computer science courses
  • students that are not academically eligible to begin NC State engineering classes at the beginning of their third semester at Meredith, will not be eligible for the engineering program in future semesters


Entering the Dual Degree Program

Students must complete the Dual Degree Engineering Declaration of Intent during the Enroll@MC process to participate in the program and must select their Meredith major (Chemistry or Mathematics) by the end of the first semester at Meredith.  Initial and ongoing eligibility is verified each semester. Students begin taking courses at NC State during the fall of their second year at Meredith College. 

All students pursuing the dual degree program must take 16-18 credits each semester.  Students will work closely with their adviser when selecting courses each semester.

First semester courses for all engineering dual degree students include

  • Chemistry 111/141
  • English 111, (or ENG 200 if the ENG 111 requirement has been met)
  • Calculus or above
  •  one foreign language course chosen from Spanish, French, Italian, or Chinese
  • one or two general education courses (students who have met the Foreign Language general education requirement will take two general education courses)
  • FYE-100 (a section for the Dual Degree Engineering students is offered)


Please contact the Director of the Dual Degree Engineering Program, Dr. Sasha Ormond at if you have any questions!


STEM at Meredith College

Day in the Life: Dual Engineering Student

Dual Engineering student Christina Churchill walks us through her typical day as a student enrolled in the Dual Engineering program, a partnership Meredith College has with NC State University.

Strong Stories | Kagure Wamunyu

Wamunyu earned degrees in mathematics and civil engineering through Meredith's engineering dual degree partnership with NC State. As a student at Meredith, Wamunyu's enriching experiences included meeting Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai. After graduation, Wamunyu will pursue a master's degree in city planning at the University of California, Berkeley.


Contact Information

Liz Wolfinger
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