January 20, 2015
Students will soon be able to pursue a liberal arts and science education from Susquehanna University and an engineering education from Columbia University through a new combined degree program. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from Susquehanna and the Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University through The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), in just five years.
Each student enrolled in the program will first attend Susquehanna University for approximately three years, completing the equivalent of three academic years, and then attend SEAS for at least two years, completing the requirements for the student's intended major.
"I'm thrilled that our students will have this expanded opportunity in the area of engineering," said Linda McMillin, provost and dean of the faculty at Susquehanna, noting that current math and physics majors are most likely to be interested. The program will begin during the 2015-16 academic year.
Susquehanna students can choose from among these undergraduate majors at Columbia: applied mathematics, applied physics, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, earth and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering and management systems, industrial engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering or operations research.
Other cooperative program opportunities currently available at Susquehanna include:Allied Health Joint Programs with Thomas Jefferson University, which allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, bioscience technologies (biotechnology, cytotechnology or medical technology) or radiologic sciences by completing two years at Susquehanna followed by two years at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia
- A Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree in occupational therapy with two years of studies at Susquehanna followed by three years at Thomas Jefferson University
- Dentistry with Temple University School of Dental Medicine, whereby students complete three years of predental preparation at Susquehanna University and, if accepted, continue their education at Temple University School of Dentistry for four more years. At the end of the fourth year, students earn their bachelor's degree from Susquehanna University, and at the end of the seventh year, a dental degree from Temple University
- The Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps program, which prepares college graduates for entry-level positions within the United States Army.