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University of Delaware
    University of Delaware
  Jan 19, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Arts and Sciences - Engineering Double Degree

Telephone: (302) 831-8659

The Arts and Sciences-Engineering program is a five-year curriculum which leads to a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering. Students who elect to complete this program must fulfill all the requirements of their four-year engineering major and the college-level requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences  and earn 15 credits of electives in an Arts and Sciences area of concentration. All elective courses are chosen in consultation with advisors in both Colleges so as to take every advantage of situations where a course can fulfill requirements of both the Engineering and Arts and Sciences degrees.

Students who wish to pursue the five-year Arts and Sciences-Engineering program must initially be admitted to a major within the College of Engineering. Engineering students who are interested in this special curriculum should meet with the Assistant Dean during their first year because it may not be possible to complete this curriculum in five years if the change is made after the freshman year. Once admitted to the five-year curriculum, a student may switch back to a normal fouryear Engineering program or change to an Arts and Sciences major for which they are academically qualified.

AREA OF CONCENTRATION. The 15 credit hours which compose the Arts and Sciences area of concentration are chosen by the student in order to acquire some depth of knowledge in a particular field. In most cases, these 15 credits will not be sufficient to complete a major in an Arts and Sciences department. An Arts-Engineering student whose Arts and Sciences area of concentration falls short of the requirements for a specific major will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences. With careful planning, however, it is sometimes possible to obtain a second major in Arts and Sciences by taking appropriate coursework (usually more than 30 credit hours) or by specializing in a scientific or mathematical field which has a number of course requirements in common with the engineering major.