Advisors: Dean Langley (general), Md Fazal (chemical), Imad Rahal (computer science), Jim Crumley (general)
Saint John's and Saint Benedict's offer students the preparation for entrance into the various fields of engineering. We have our own Engineering Physics track within the physics major. For students who are interested in pursuing other disciplines of engineering, the following options are available:
- Students may attend Saint Benedict's or Saint John's and earn a bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or mathematics and then go to an engineering school (graduate or undergraduate) to earn an engineering degree. Many of our graduates have earned masters degrees in engineering in two to three years of study at an engineering school.
- Students may attend Saint Benedict's or Saint John's for three years and then transfer to a school of engineering, earning a bachelor's degree from Saint Benedict's or Saint John's and a bachelor's of science degree in engineering from the engineering school. To be eligible for a degree from Saint Benedict's or Saint John's, students must earn all common curriculum credits and complete their major (as determined by each department). When appropriate credits are transferred back from the engineering school, Saint Benedict's or Saint John's will grant a degree. Details should be worked out with the chair of the selected department by early in the junior year. This dual-degree program takes about five years and needs to be arranged with the other university and CSB/SJU. CSB/SJU has a formal dual degree program with Washington University in Saint Louis. This formal program simplifies the process of transferring to an engineering school for CSB/SJU students. CSB/SJU students are still able to transfer to another engineering school.
- Students may stay at Saint Benedict's or Saint John's for one or two years, completing courses appropriate for their planned engineering program and then transfer to a school of engineering to complete work for their engineering degree. In this case the student does not receive a degree from Saint Benedict's or Saint John's.