Applied Physics, B.A.
Dual Degree Engineering Program
Whitworth's dual degree engineering program will give you the broad foundation of a liberal arts education, as well as technical training to be successful in a variety of engineering disciplines.
You will begin your education with two or three years of coursework at Whitworth and then spend the remainder of the five-year program at one of our partner engineering schools. We have formal agreements with Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University and Washington State University, and informal arrangements with the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University. We continue to explore opportunities to partner with other universities as well. Upon completion of our program, you will earn two degrees: a bachelor of arts in applied physics from Whitworth and a bachelor of science in a specific field of engineering from the partner school.
Also referred to as a 3-2 program because of the timeline, the program combines the student-focused benefits of a Whitworth education with the vast resources of a large research university. Students report that the wide knowledge base and the critical-thinking, teamwork and communication skills they gained at Whitworth have enabled them to thrive in both engineering school and the professional environment.