Engineering Dual-Degree Program | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    A Franciscan Foundation

    Do you aspire to design the next generation of computer and electrical technology? Create a revolution in medical technology that expands the frontiers of health? Or work to harness renewable energy from the wind and sun? Then follow your passion and start your career today with an engineering degree through Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Engineering Dual Degree Programs. Your exciting future awaits at Franciscan, where we have partnered with top-ranked engineering schools to give you a dual degree program that prepares you to build the world of tomorrow. You will lay the foundation for future success in Franciscan University’s excellent, faith-filled Catholic learning community, and then finish at one of our engineering partner schools: the University of Dayton, Gannon University, or the University of Notre Dame.

    The Franciscan Advantage

    Building a better world for tomorrow begins with a solid foundation in the faith today. Franciscan University of Steubenville provides an exceptional education that will challenge you intellectually, form you professionally, and feed you spiritually. Our first-class professors integrate faith and reason in your classes, giving you the knowledge and practical skills you need to excel as a leader in your chosen field. They also mentor you in your search for truth, helping you discover and answer God’s call for your life. At Franciscan, you will encounter new ways to grow in your faith through Franciscan’s rich sacramental and devotional life, supportive faith households, and works of mercy, pro-life, and missionary outreaches. A Franciscan education prepares you to dedicate your talents to building up Christ’s kingdom on earth.

    Your Paths to the Future: 2+2 and 3+2 Engineering Dual Degree Programs

    Franciscan’s Engineering Dual Degree Programs give you two exciting paths toward earning your engineering degree at three of the nation’s leading engineering schools: the 2+2 program and 3+2 program. Our 2+2 program with Gannon University and the University of Dayton gives you the advantage of completing an associate degree from Franciscan in two years, and then transferring with a 3.0 GPA to earn your bachelor of science at Dayton or Gannon in two years. Our 3+2 program combines with the prestigious University of Notre Dame to give you a bachelor of science each from Franciscan and Notre Dame.

    Also, you will have your first two semesters to discern which program (2+2 or 3+2) and which university you believe best serves your future vocation as an engineer for the 21st century.

    From Franciscan, you may also transfer to an engineering program at a non-partnered school. However, you must check first with your school of choice to make sure your credits will transfer into its program.

    Read more on Franciscan's engineering programs in Franciscan Way Magazine.  

    Partners in the Franciscan Way: Notre Dame, Dayton, and Gannon

    Notre Dame’s Premiere Program

    The University of Notre Dame College of Engineering inspires students to make themselves “A force for good in the world.” Discover what sets Notre Dame apart as one of the United States’ premiere engineering schools when you choose your degree in aerospace, biomedical, civil, or mechanical engineering. You will take courses only from professional faculty and get the chance for hands-on research alongside faculty and graduate students who are world renowned for their work. You will gain invaluable experience from Notre Dame’s engineers as they pioneer solutions in the fight against cancer, the quest for renewable energy, the next generation of communications technology, and many other fields. Nearly all students—98 percent—pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, and nearly 70 percent of students choose full-time employment upon graduation, while the rest opt for graduate school, military careers, or service programs.

    Discover the difference you can make by entering Notre Dame with the advantage of a Franciscan education. You will complete Franciscan’s rigorous mathematics, science, pre-engineering, and liberal arts courses in three years, earning a 3.3 GPA or higher, before transferring into Notre Dame’s engineering programs for the next two years. Upon completing the 3+2 program, students earn a BA (language requirement) or a BS from Franciscan and then a BS in either aerospace, civil, or mechanical engineering from Notre Dame.

    Dayton’s Transformational Program

    The University of Dayton gives its students incomparable opportunities to learn engineering skills and engage in world-changing research. Students benefit from the university’s strong ties with General Electric, Honda, and Boeing, and are challenged to put classroom work into real-world practice. Students learn in the University of Dayton’s $4 million Innovation Center and four other modern research laboratories that make UD graduates highly coveted by employers in national security, medical technology, banking, automobiles, aerospace, and much more.

    Discover the difference you can make by entering the University of Dayton with the advantages of a Franciscan education. Once you complete Franciscan’s rigorous mathematics, science, pre-engineering, and liberal arts courses, earning a 3.0 GPA or higher, you can transfer to the University of Dayton’s Electrical Engineering Program. Students earn an associate degree from Franciscan and then a BS in electrical engineering from UD.

    Gannon’s Cutting-edge Program

    Named one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs,” Gannon University prepares its engineering students to take the lead in developing tomorrow’s economy. You will master your skills, learning with an outstanding faculty, a cutting-edge curriculum, and advanced laboratories—all of which foster a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Graduates have landed careers at premiere companies such as General Electric and Bayer Corporation, or have pursued advanced degrees at prestigious institutions such as Caltech, Harvard, MIT, and more.

    Discover the difference you can make by entering Gannon with the advantage of a Franciscan education. Once you complete Franciscan’s rigorous mathematics, science, pre-engineering, and liberal arts courses, earning a 3.0 GPA or higher, you can transfer to Gannon’s Engineering Program. Students earn an associate degree from Franciscan and then a BS in biomedical, electrical (electrical and electronics or computer options), environmental, mechanical, or software engineering from Gannon.

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