Engineers confront the technical challenges facing society today and solve real world problems. Principia College offers a cooperative, five-year program for students interested in combining a broad liberal arts education with the specialization of an engineering major. Students enrolled in the 3+2 program typically spend three years as full-time students at Principia College and two years at another approved university.
The dual degree program is adapted to satisfy the curricular needs of both Principia and the cooperating universities. Principia College provides the scientific principles and ethical basis, and the university completes the engineering major. Students who complete the engineering science major requirements, but not the full dual degree program, receive a single non-ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited degree in engineering science from Principia College.