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Engineering Program (Dual Degree)



This is a cooperative program involving Houghton and Clarkson University. Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, NY, is well-known for its outstanding engineering curriculum, offering degrees in Aeronautical, Biomedical/Rehabilitation, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, and Software Engineering, as well as Engineering & Management. In a typical dual-degree program, the student will spend three years at Houghton and two years at Clarkson University. At the conclusion of five years of study, a student making normal progress will have completed all requirements to receive degrees both from Houghton College and from Clarkson University. The Houghton College degree would be in an appropriate field of study, typically Applied Physics, chemistry, or biology, and the degree from Clarkson University would be in the student’s chosen engineering field. To be eligible to receive a Houghton degree, the student must satisfy the “senior in absentia” requirements.

Courses that might be taken at HoughtonCredits
MATH 181, 182 Calculus I, II 4, 4
PHYS 151, 152 General Physics I, II 4, 4
PHYS 215 Statics and Engineering Design 4
PHYS 251 Mechanics I 4
PHYS 258 Analog Electronics 4
PHYS 259 Digital Electronics 4
PHYS 352 Mechanics II 4
CHEM 151, 152 4, 4
CSCI 211 Programming I 4
MATH 241 Differential Equations 4
MATH 321 Multivariate Calculus 4
Other courses may includeCredits
BIOL 151 General Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems 4
BIOL 152 General Biology: Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
CHEM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry 4, 4
CSCI 236 Data Structures and Algorithms 4

The remainder of a student’s load at Houghton would consist of major requirements and integrative studies courses. The integrative studies requirements at Houghton would, of course, meet humanities and/or social science requirements at the partner school.


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