Professor Grant, Coordinator
For students interested in entering engineering and allied professions, Roanoke College offers a combined plan program with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 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 program, 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. In general, the following courses are required at Roanoke College in addition to those specific to Virginia Tech listed below:
PHYSICS MAJOR: 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
MATH MAJOR: 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 Virginia Tech. In several additional years, students complete the requirements for an engineering degree. Selected coursework from Virginia Tech is transferred back to Roanoke College to complete major requirement and the 33 1/2 total units needed for graduation.
Virginia Tech Requirements
In addition to the courses described above, the student should also take the introductory engineering courses required of engineering students at Virginia Tech. These courses are also offered at Virginia Western Community College and should be taken during the Summer between the student’s first and second year or second and third year at Roanoke College.
Admission to Virginia Tech as a transfer student may occur at any time after two years of study at Roanoke College. While admission may be approved for the Spring semester, Summer or Fall transfer is encouraged. Transfer applicants must meet all normal transfer admission requirements of Virginia Tech. Participants in this program who have completed the requirements listed above and have a grade point average of 3.0 or above are guaranteed admission to Virginia Tech.