Engineering a better world

If you are a thinker and a builder who constantly sees better, safer and more efficient ways of doing things, engineering can provide you the tools to change the world.

Susquehanna University’s double-degree engineering program combines the solid foundation of a broad liberal arts degree with the rigor of a top-ranked engineering institution. You will earn a bachelor’s degree at Susquehanna in chemistry, computer science, mathematics or physics, then choose to get your Bachelor of Science degree from one of three prestigious universities, Case Western University, Columbia University or Washington University of St. Louis. In as little as five years, you will graduate with two degrees — one from Susquehanna and one from a partner institution. Double the degrees, advisors and job opportunities.

This powerful program allows you to choose from dozens of majors, including but not limited to:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Macromolecular Science & Engineering
  • Systems Science & Engineering

Join like-minded problem-solvers and innovators at Susquehanna and start changing the world today with faculty mentors who want to help you do so.

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Double degrees for dedicated Susquehanna students

The Engineering 3+2 program offers various majors an exciting path toward interdisciplinary studies and therefore career readiness. They enhance their academic program with an engineering degree from a prestigious school. For example, Hareem Zain ’19 has powered up his physics major with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Columbia University.

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Hareem Zain at Columbia University

 “Students taking advantage of these opportunities will receive the unique combination of a liberal arts and sciences education and an engineering degree from one of three of the leading universities in the country.”

Samya Zain, Associate Professor of Physics

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Potential Careers

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Software engineer

Recent Employers

  • Tesla
  • General Motors
  • Cytiva
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Northrop Grumman

Average Salary


2021 median pay for mechanical engineers

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Susquehanna’s Engineering Partners

Columbia University

15 available engineering concentrations, including engineering management, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering

Washington University in St. Louis

9 available engineering concentrations, including data science and environmental engineering

Case Western Reserve University

11 available engineering concentrations, including aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science and systems engineering

Why a 3+2 degree instead of a traditional 4-year degree?

The power of a combined 3+2 engineering degree program gives you a competitive edge through greater confidence and competitive skills that employers seek. Unlike traditional engineering degree programs, Susquehanna’s arts and humanities courses, smaller class settings and student research help you develop essential skills, such as

  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Effective writing and presentation delivery

You will also develop other lifelong skills such as active listening, cultural competency, empathy, emotional intelligence and adaptability, and you will be ready to complete your two years at a top engineering school.

River Hawks find that 3+2=lucrative careers

Susquehanna faculty and students from the chemistry, math and physics programs discuss how the 3+2 Engineering program has forged convergent career paths. The panel shares their experiences, as well as tips for fellow SU students’ success.

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Studying for a Degree in Engineering 3+2 Programs

To support you in navigating your coursework while at Susquehanna, you are paired with two advisors: one faculty from your major department as well as a 3+2 program liaison advisor.

  • Your major advisor supports you by ensuring that you are on track to complete your course requirements within the accelerated timeframe.
  • Your 3+2 liaison works with you to identify your best choice of engineering major and to keep you on track for admission requirements.

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in engineering 3+2 programs at Susquehanna.

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