Dual Degree Engineering - Requirements

Dr. Matthew Fleenor, Coordinator, 540-375-2448

For students interested in entering engineering and allied professions, Roanoke College offers combined plan program with Virginia Tech. 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. In general, the following courses are required at Roanoke College:

PHYS 201, 202, 203 370, one physics course 300-level or above, and one 400 level physics course.  MATH 121 (or MATH 118 and MATH 119), and MATH 122, 201, and 331, CHEM 111 and 112

PHYS 201 and 202, MATH 118 and 119, or 121, and MATH 122, 131, 201, and 331, STAT 202, CPSC 120, and three additional courses chosen from (MATH 268, 278, 288, 321, 332, 361, 371, 381, 388; STAT 301, 302, 303, 304), 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.


"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