Rock College of Bard
Dual Degree Engineering Program
For students interested in engineering or applied science,
Simon’s Rock College has dual degree agreements
with Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and Washington
University in St. Louis. Students in the combined B.A./B.S.
program spend three years at Simon’s Rock, and
two years at the affiliated engineering school. At the
end of the five years, students who have satisfied the
requirements of both institutions receive a B.A. from
Simon’s Rock and a B.S. from the engineering school.
Engineering and applied science fields include applied
math, applied physics, biomedical engineering, chemical
engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering,
computer science, electrical engineering, environmental
engineering, industrial engineering, materials science,
and mechanical engineering.
Simon’s Rock students apply for the program in
their junior year (the sophomore year for the Dartmouth
program). Provided they have taken the courses required
by the engineering school, maintained a B average in
both these courses as well as overall, and have the
recommendation of the Simon’s Rock combined B.A./B.S.
program faculty coordinator, students are normally granted
admission to the engineering school. If these conditions
are not met, admission is still possible.
While at Simon’s Rock, students must complete
the requirements for the A.A. degree, complete a Simon’s
Rock concentration, take a B.A. seminar, and complete
the courses required for admission to the engineering
school. The thesis can be done at the engineering school,
under the joint supervision of engineering school and
Simon’s Rock faculty.