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 biomedical, chemical, environmental, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering. Degree pairings are:

1. Meredith College: BA – Chemistry

NC State: BS - Chemical or Environmental Engineering

 

2. Meredith College: BA – Mathematics

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

 

3. Meredith College: BA – Mathematics

NC State: BS - Biomedical Engineering

 

Eligibility for the Dual Degree Program Pairings 1 & 2

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 Pairings 1 & 2

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 (third semester) 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 dual degree engineering students include

  • Chemistry 111/141
  • English 111 (or ENG 200 if the ENG 111 requirement has been met)
  • MAT 191 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)

Students remaining eligible for Dual Degree Pairings 1 & 2 are guaranteed admission into the College of Engineering at NC State.

 

Eligibility for the Dual Degree Program Pairing 3

Students wishing to enter the mathematics/biomedical program must have

  • a minimum un-weighted high school GPA of 3.25
  • a 30 ACT Composite or 1200 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 Dual Degree Engineering program, students must maintain an outstanding Meredith College record, including

  • a minimum Meredith cumulative GPA of 3.6 in the first two semesters and a minimum of 3.5 thereafter
  • B or better in all 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 Pairing 3

Students must complete the Dual Degree Engineering Declaration of Intent during the Enroll@MC process to participate in the program and must declare their Meredith mathematics major 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 (third semester) at Meredith College. 

All students pursuing the dual degree program must take 16-18 credits each semester. Some students may have to take specified summer school courses at Meredith College or NC State to complete the program in five years. Students will work closely with their adviser when selecting courses each semester.

First semester courses for all dual degree engineering students include

  • Chemistry 111/141
  • English 111 (or ENG 200 if the ENG 111 requirement has been met)
  • MAT 191 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)

Second semester courses for mathematics/biomedical dual degree engineering students include

  • Chemistry 112/142
  • MAT 212 or above
  • Computer Science 190
  • FLL
  • English 200

Third semester courses for mathematics/biomedical dual degree engineering students include

  • Physics 211/241
  • Computer Science 210
  • Math major courses
  • Chemistry 211/241
  • E 101 at NC State
  • E 115 at NC State

Mathematics/biomedical dual degree engineering students complete the NC State CODA process for evaluation of eligibility for biomedical engineering at the end of their third semester. Students who successfully CODA are guaranteed admission to NC State biomedical engineering upon the completion of their sixth semester at Meredith College.

Dual degree program students are not eligible for transfer to NC State College of Engineering before the completion of the sixth semester at Meredith College. 

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

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