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Engineering (Dual-Degree Program)

The Engineering programs at Jacksonville University are dual degree in nature and are aimed at two college degrees in five years. To implement these programs, JU has established affiliations with seven of the most prestigious engineering institutions in the nation; i.e., Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida, University of Miami, Mercer University, Washington University in St. Louis and Stevens Institute of Technology.

Some of the most popular engineering majors possible through the dual degree programs include aerospace, architectural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, materials, mechanical, manufacturing, nuclear, ocean and petroleum engineering.

The dual degree programs provide a much stronger and broader foundation, not only in natural sciences and mathematics, but also in the liberal arts and fine arts, than is available in traditional engineering curricula. This broad background is particularly advantageous in assisting students to see more clearly how their selected engineering specialties meet the present and future societal needs and how to effectively communicate their views to peers, clients, and the public at large. Furthermore, such a diverse background gives the graduates of these programs a flexibility to change careers as needed. In addition to the diversity of majors, the possession of two college degrees will help the graduates of these programs to compete and win better opportunities and higher salaries in the job market. For more detailed information on these programs, you may refer to the departmental engineering Website: http://dept.ju.edu/engineering.

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED
The Jacksonville University dual degree program offers the following four degree options:

  • Engineering physics
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Students participating in the dual degree engineering programs will study for three years at JU and then transfer to the affiliated institution of their choice in an engineering discipline of interest for almost two more years. Upon the completion of the requirements listed for any of the four options and successful completion of the engineering program at the affiliated institution the participants will receive both their engineering degree and JU degree at the end of the program. The majority of affiliated institutions require an overall GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for transfer into their engineering programs and some require a GPA of 3.0 in sciences and also in mathematics as well. The affiliated institutions offer a wide spectrum of engineering degree options.

The engineering physics and engineering mathematics options can be coupled with any engineering major of choice. The chemistry option can be coupled with biomedical, chemical, petroleum or any other engineering major sharing a considerable overlap in curricula. The biology option can be coupled with biomedical, bioengineering , or any other relevant engineering discipline sharing a common academic background.

Those who decide to stay at JU and defer their engineering studies to a future date can finish the four-year curriculum of their chosen options offered by the respective departments. Students who transfer to Jacksonville University with approved college credits may shorten their three years of residency at JU.