Engineering Dual Degree , BA+BS

Engineering Dual Degree , BA+BS

Start with a superior liberal arts education grounded in the physical sciences; continue with an education in engineering from an accredited school of your choice, and earn two undergraduate degrees upon completion. You get the best of both worlds with Dual Degree Engineering.

By bridging the gap and connecting math to the arts, science to society, and physics to philosophy, you’ll gain a holistic view of your chosen careers while obtaining the technical skills to meet tomorrow’s engineering challenges.


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Personalized Courses

Science and math courses tailored to fit your professional goals.

Small, Hands-On Class Sizes

Direct access to professors for a more individualized, focused learning experience.

A Strong Physics Foundation

Learn skills that will allow you to analyze complex problems in a variety of fields.


Having successfully completed the Dual Degree Engineering Major at Saint Mary’s – and the school of your choice – you will have the ability to:

  • Effectively express and communicate your engineering skills 
  • Explain the basic mechanics of the physical world around you
  • Pursue advanced degrees in any specialized engineering field(s)
  • And successfully find work as a professional engineer upon graduation

Please talk with an advisor in Physics to check for things like: Physics 60 is only offered in Fall semesters, Physics 181 in spring semesters, Physics 110, 115, and 125 are offered alternate years.

Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule for Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Aero, Astro Engineering

Year 1

1st Semester-Fall

  • Calculus I
  • Physics I with Lab
  • English 
  • General Education Requirement

January Term

  • Course at Saint Mary’s College

2nd Semester-Spring

  • Calculus II
  • Physics II & Lab
  • English
  • Seminar

Year 2

3rd Semester-Fall

  • Calculus III
  • Modern Physics & Lab
  • Computational Physics
  • Seminar

January Term

  • Course at Saint Mary’s or course at Washington University

4th Semester-Spring

  • Differential Equations
  • Physics - Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Physics - Analytical Mechanics
  • General Education Requirement

Year 3

5th Semester-Fall

  • Physics Upper Division*
  • Physics Upper Division*
  • General Ed Requirement or Seminar
  • General Chemistry I with Lab

January Term

  • Course at Washington University

6th Semester-Spring

  • Physics  Upper Division*
  • General Education Requirement
  • General Education Requirement or Seminar
  • General Education Requirement

* One of the Physics Upper Division could be substituted for Math 120

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Dual Degree Advantage

In just five years, earn two degrees: a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Saint Mary’s and a B.S. in Engineering from our partner school Washington University or an accredited engineering school of your choice.

Saint Mary's Testimonials

Marko Danial

"Being part of the engineering program has allowed me to get a well-rounded education. I gained necessary skills such as communication and critical thinking while pursuing a STEM degree. Through this program, I was able to work towards two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I now look forward to continuing my education at the University of Southern California!"

Marko Danial, '24

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Get Involved

Discover the Science Living Learning Community, our on-campus housing exclusively for first-year STEM majors. Or learn about our Engineering Club, our student-run organization that meets weekly to plan projects and host guest speakers.

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