Students in the 3+2 engineering program complete three years at Elizabethtown College and two years at another institution, usually the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Upon completion of course requirements, the Bachelor of Arts Degree is awarded by Elizabethtown College and the Bachelor of Science Degree by Penn State’s College of Engineering. Students in the 3+2 Engineering program who maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average at Elizabethtown College are guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University (excluding those under internal enrollment control at PSU; please refer to PSU’s current enrollment control list at www.engr.psu.edu/advisingcenter/ControlledMajors).
Students in the 3+2 Engineering program may substitute PHY 200 for one of their Natural and Physical Science Core courses. Students who successfully complete the Elizabethtown requirements for the 3+2 program will have their Social Science Core requirement waived. In addition, they may waive one additional Core course – not to include First-Year Seminar or any of the Core courses also required for the major – and are allowed to take up to 19 credits in up to three of the six semesters they study at Elizabethtown without paying a credit overload fee. Penn State also requires three physical education courses for students entering the 3+2 Engineering program.
Students in the 3+2 Engineering program are required to take: