A student who successfully completes the defined combined degree programs receives appropriate degrees from both cooperating instructions at the end of one unified plan of study. Special requirements and regulations apply to these programs.
Illinois College cooperates with the University of Illinois College of Engineering, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, College of Engineering, and Washington University School of Engineering in dual-degree programs in engineering. During the three years at Illinois College, students follow the typical program for science students, with the addition of Introduction to Engineering 121, 122, and complete the specified courses required for a degree. Students seeking a career in engineering are advised to concentrate in Mathematics and Physics, or Chemistry for Chemical Engineering students only. Faculty approval is given if a 2.75 average (on a 4.0 scale) is achieved in courses in Division II (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics). During the two years at one of the universities, students complete studies in a specified field of engineering. Upon completion of the completion of the program, students qualify for degrees from both institutions.
3-2 Occupational Therapy
Illinois College cooperates with Washington University in combined degree program in occupational therapy. Above average grades are necessary for admission. Candidates for this program fulfill all the general requirements for graduation at Illinois College and carry a specific concentration in biology or psychology. After three years at Illinois College, students may apply for admission to the graduate program in occupational therapy at Washington University. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a recommendation from the faculty are required for admission into the program. Admission is competitive, however Washington University gives preference to qualified students from its 3-2 affiliates. Students admitted to the graduate program at Washington University will be granted a degree from Illinois College after successful completion of the first year of the professional program.
3-1 Medical Technology
Illinois College cooperates with St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois in a 3-1 program in medical technology.