Bachelor of Science
The combined-plan offers multiple degree opportunities for students desiring to enter the engineering profession. The most popular program is the 3-2 plan in which a student spends three years in a pre-engineering curriculum at Providence College where the humanities, science, and mathematics are blended to produce the kind of fundamental background needed for future problem solvers. The final two years of study are spent in an engineering concentration of the student’s choice at one of our affiliate universities. Students successfully completing the combined-plan receive a degree from Providence College as well as the affiliate school which they attend. The diploma from Providence College is awarded at the end of the fifth year of study, when the student has completed his/her studies at the affiliate school. We recognize that our students form many valuable and important friendships during their years at Providence College. To honor these relationships, combined-plan students are invited to participate in the numerous pre-graduation activities with their entering year classmates and to participate in their graduation.
Students interested in engineering can also complete the program on a 4-2 schedule, spending 4 years at Providence College and 2 years at the affiliate school. This will also result in a B.S. in engineering. The concentrations available include: aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Special areas of study are available in environmental, biomedical, computer engineering, systems science, and other multidisciplinary engineering fields.
All engineering students follow the pre-engineering curriculum outlined below. Students planning to continue in some specialized areas of engineering such as chemical or biomedical engineering must include additional course work as prescribed by the affiliated university in the joint program. A “B” average, both overall and in the major, is the standard required for continuation in engineering.