Illinois College offers a 3-2 dual degree program. Students attend Illinois College for three years and then an engineering program at another institution for two years. At the end, students receive degrees from both Illinois College and the other university: Bachelor of Science with a major in engineering from the partner university.
The advantage of the dual degree program is that students get the best of two worlds. They experience an excellent liberal arts education, including intense learning in communication and critical thinking, as well as the focused education in engineering.
Illinois College partners with Engineering Programs at Washington University in St. Louis and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Our students also attend the Engineering program at The University of Illinois.
What opportunities are available for students interested in Physics with engineering?
Professors Steckenrider and Chamberlain work with students on research projects. Students learn the process of research (developing a question, planning the experiment, analyzing results), learn key laboratory skills and use of machinery, and can show future employers or graduate programs their abilities. Most recently, Professor Steckenrider collaborated with two students on the electronic speckle pattern interferometer. Jesse James presented the results at the Illinois State Academy of Science meeting at Milikin University.