Dr. Richard Grant, Coordinator
For students interested in entering engineering and allied professions, Roanoke College offers combined plan program with Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Through this program students are given the opportunity to broaden their academic background at a liberal arts college before beginning professional studies. The program offers an attractive alternative to the highly structured, traditional engineering curricula.
In the dual degree programs, students will complete all core requirements of Roanoke College and the majority of the requirements for a degree in Physics or Mathematics in the first three years of their program. Students should contact the Program Coordinator upon enrollment to discuss a recommended course of study. Some of the specifically required courses vary with the engineering college to which the student will transfer and also the engineering specialty within a given college. In general, the following courses are required at Roanoke College in addition to the courses listed under specific engineering programs listed below:
PHYS 201, 202, 203 370, one physics course 300-level or above, and one 400 level physics course. MATH 121, 122, 201, and 331, CHEM 111 and 112
PHYS 201 and 202, MATH 121, 122, 131, 201, and 331, STAT 202, CPSC 120, and three additional courses chosen from (MATH 306, 321, 361, 388, 402, 431, 482; STAT 301, 401, 403, 404), CHEM 111 and 112
After completion of coursework at Roanoke College, the student transfers to one of the participating universities. Admission requirements vary. In several additional years, students complete the requirements for an engineering degree. Selected coursework from the engineering college is transferred back to Roanoke College to complete major requirement and the 33 3/4 total units needed for graduation.
Roanoke College has provided me with more than a textbook education.
It has given me the opportunity to explore areas outside my primary field
of study and the benefit of receiving an education from a small institution
that is truly dedicated to its students. I have attended a private liberal arts
college, a research university and a small community college, and I can
say that Roanoke College has left the most lasting impression on me."
Mary Erina Mauck
Valedictorian, Class of 2001
Participant in dual-degree program with Virginia Tech