About the program
Technical know-how only goes so far in an engineering career unless it's backed by the broader skills necessary to create user-friendly design and communicate your ideas. Roanoke's innovative program combines the intellectual foundation of a liberal arts education with the focused professional training of an engineering degree-giving our dual-degree graduates a distinct career advantage.
Best of both. Graduates combine engineering mastery with the type of critical thinking and communication skills cultivated through a liberal arts education-a combination highly valued in the job market.
Guaranteed. A grade point average of at least 3.0 at Roanoke College guarantees students admission to one of the most competitive and highly ranked engineering departments in the country.
Great prospects. Career opportunities in engineering are outstanding, even in times of economic downturns.
Research. At Roanoke, dual-degree engineering students have access to advanced instruments for research, as well as the opportunity to work one-on-one with professors to explore critical questions in their fields.
Job preparation. Students gain practical experience with potential employers through internships and participate in the Engineering Expo, where they meet employers in an informal setting to discuss job opportunities. Learn more about research and internship opportunities at Roanoke.
Students attend two different campuses and earn two distinct degrees. At Roanoke College, students work toward a B.A. or B.S. degree in physics or a B.S. degree in mathematics. After three years, students transfer to Virginia Tech, where they complete a B.S. degree in any area of engineering. Learn more.