The 3 +2 Engineering Program from Saint Mary's College of California is a dual degree program. Upon completion of the requirements at both schools, students receive two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from SMC and a Bachelor of Science in the chosen Engineering discipline from their chosen second school. 

For the first three years, students take basic science and math courses (usually with an emphasis on Physics) and general education courses ("Core Curriculum" courses at SMC); and then finish the engineering coursework in the following two years at an approved school of their choice. (Accredited engineering schools are almost always approved.)  As a result, students receive two degrees upon completion of their coursework at both schools.