For Immediate Release
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King’s College and the University of Notre Dame have reached an agreement on a dual degree program in engineering in which students will earn a bachelor’s degree in one of three academic disciplines from King’s and a bachelor’s degree in one of six engineering disciplines from the University of Notre Dame after five years of study.
The 3-2 program agreement joins two of the flagship institutions of higher education sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross in an academic affiliation and offers students an opportunity to obtain degrees from both a quality liberal arts institution and from one of the foremost research institutions in the United States. All of the engineering degree programs at the University of Notre Dame are accredited by The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Students will spend three years at King’s College taking mathematics, science, pre-engineering and liberal arts courses, and then transfer to Notre Dame for two years to complete engineering courses in their chosen field. Upon successful completion of the 5 year program, students will receive both a Bachelor of Science from King’s College (in Physics, Chemistry, or Computer Science) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Notre Dame (in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). Since some of the courses taken at Notre Dame will fulfill King’s degree requirements, students will be conferred their degree from King’s upon successful completion of the program at Notre Dame.
The engineering affiliation allows King’s College an opportunity to address the shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates from U.S. colleges and universities.
King’s students who have achieved a minimum grade-point-average of at least 3.3 (4.0 scale) will be granted admission to the University of Notre Dame. Those students who achieve a grade-point-average of 3.0 to 3.3 will be considered if they have a strong recommendation from the relevant department chair at King’s.
The affiliation agreement is the result of work by the Pre-Engineering Committee at King’s. Members of the committee include Nick Holodick, vice president for academic affairs; Joseph Evan, associate vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty; Teresa Peck, associate vice president for enrollment and academic services; Paul Lamore, associate professor of management and program coordinator; Kristi Concannon, associate professor of physics; Dan Ghezzi, associate professor and chair of the mathematics department; Maria Jump, associate professor of computer science; Brian Mangan, associate professor and director of the environmental science program; and Brian Williams, professor and chair of the chemistry program.
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