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Engineering Dual Degree

Engineering is the branch of science that applies scientific and social knowledge to the design, building and use of systems such a structures, machines and processes.

Hood joins with The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science to offer a special five-year program in engineering. Highlights of the program:

  • Students spend three years at Hood College, taking courses in the arts and sciences, and especially in mathematics.
  • Students then spends two years at The George Washington University, taking courses in engineering.
  • At the end of five years, the students are awarded two college degrees: a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Hood College and a bachelor of science in engineering from GWU.
  • The program combines a liberal arts education at a small private college in Frederick with an excellent technical education in engineering at an urban university in Washington, D.C.

At Hood, students in the program complete courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry, establishing a firm base on which to build their engineering education. They also study the humanities and social sciences and learn to communicate what they have learned to others.

At GWU, students choose one of these areas of engineering:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Systems engineering

Why Study Engineering?

The Institution of Engineering and Technology sums it up:

Good money, lots of variety, the chance to be part of a renowned group of professionals and always in demand—what's not to like?

Learn more about the major.