Dual-degree programs at Washington College.
Washington College offers many pathways to a dual degree.
Dual-Degree Program in Engineering with Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School
of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington College is a liberal arts affiliate of the Columbia University Combined Plan in Engineering. This program allows students to combine rigorous preparation for an engineering career in a student-focused, liberal arts setting with the opportunity to finish their degrees at a top-rated engineering school. In this program, students complete three or four years at Washington College and then two years at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in New York. Students from Washington College receive priority in admissions review at Columbia University, provided they meet Columbia’s admission requirements. Upon completion of the program, students earn a B.S. degree in their major at Washington College and a B.S. degree from Columbia in one of the engineering disciplines.
While the Columbia University dual-degree program is popular with students, some pre-engineering students elect to complete their four years at Washington College and apply competitively to engineering M.S. and Ph.D. programs, including Columbia University and other nationally-ranked engineering graduate schools. Washington College faculty in physics, mathematics, and computer science advise students in this program to ensure they complete all of the Washington College courses required for admission to the School of Engineering at Columbia in the proper sequence.
Dual-Degree Program with the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University
Qualified students of physics and mathematics receive guaranteed admission and a 50% tuition discount to the McKelvey School for a 3+2 undergraduate engineering program. They are also eligible for federal financial aid and merit-based scholarships, as well as a 3+3 engineering master’s program at Washington University.
Dual-Degree Program with Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment
A dual-degree program between Washington College and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment enables qualified students of environmental science or studies to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. Students can leave Washington College after their third year and enroll at Duke, where they can study for a master’s degree in either environmental management or forestry.
After successfully completing their first year at Duke, they will be awarded their bachelor’s degree from WC. Students who want to complete four years at WC are also eligible to take advantage of this program. The Nicholas School of the Environment is internationally known, not only for its forestry and environmental management elements but also for the Duke University Marine Lab.
Dual-Degree Program with the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing
Washington College’s dual degree partnership with the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) enables qualified students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Washington College and then earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) from UMSON, completing both in five years. The first three years are spent at Washington College fulfilling the general education requirements, requirements for a major (either biology or psychology), and the prerequisite courses for entrance into UMSON. Students then enter the BSN program at UMSON (at either the Baltimore or Shady Grove campus), which takes two years to complete.
Admission into the BSN program through this partnership requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (minimum 3.0 GPA in science courses) and successful completion of prerequisite courses. As a condition of the partnership, students do not have to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Exam, pay the application fee, or submit letters of recommendation.
Dual-Degree Program with University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy
This dual-degree program requires a minimum of seven years of study. The first three are spent at Washington College, where students typically major in biology in order to complete the WC portion of the program within three years and obtain the prerequisites needed to apply to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Once at UMD, students work to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree.