Through a cooperative arrangement with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, students may earn both the bachelor of arts degree from Skidmore at the end of the fourth year and, at the end of the fifth year, the bachelor of engineering degree from Dartmouth. Normally, students spend their junior and fifth year at Dartmouth, returning to Skidmore in their senior year to finish their bachelor of arts degree requirements (2-1-1-1 option). In unusual circumstances, it may be possible to spend successive years at Dartmouth, beginning with the senior year (3+2 option; see the engineering coordinator for relevant details). In either case, some courses taken at Dartmouth may count toward major requirements at Skidmore.
An additional one or two years may lead to the master of engineering management or the master of science degree from Dartmouth.
A student entering this combined program must have a GPA of at least 3.30 in science and mathematics. At the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year, the student shall apply to the Engineeering Advisory Committee for nomination to the program, demonstrating that all prerequisites have been met or will be met by the completion of the sophomore year. The Engineering Advisory Committee will recommend to Dartmouth only those students who have met the requirements noted above, and who, in the estimation of the Committee, are likely to profit from the program.
The prerequisites for this program are two courses in general physics, mathematics courses through multivariable calculus, one course in general chemistry, and one course in computer science.
Minimum Prerequisite Courses for Application to Dartmouth:
Careful planning is required to fulfill prerequisites as well as meet all college requirements. Consultation with the engineering coordinator should be initiated in the student’s first semester at Skidmore.
For more information on Dartmouth’s program, see http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/academics/undergraduate/dual/.