Pacific University partners with Case Western Reserve University to offer students a dual-degree program. Students attend Pacific University for the first three years of their undergraduate program, choosing a major from among Pacific's offerings and benefiting from the rich liberal arts experience and small-school environment. Students then attend Case for the final two years of their program for specialized engineering course work. At the end of the five-year program, students have two bachelor's degrees and a wealth of experience and perspective to carry them into a career in engineering—or anything else that interests them. Students also can pursue engineering careers by enrolling in engineering programs at other institutions as transfer students or after completing their undergraduate degrees at Pacific University.

Program Highlights

  • The benefits of Pacific's rich liberal arts experience, including social responsibility, communication skills, real-world application of problem-solving skills, as well a broad platform for future personal and professional growth.
  • The personal attention and supportive environment of Pacific's small-school atmosphere
  • Three years at Pacific to complete the core of a liberal arts degree, such as applied science or physics, and begin upper-level courses in science and math
  • Two years in the Case School of Engineering, one of the nation's top 50 graduate engineering programs and top 10 biomedical engineering programs (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Eligibility for a dedicated scholarship fund for dual-degree students at Case Western, providing $2,500 per semester for four semesters at Case
  • Courses

    Applied science and physics are the most common choices of majors for Pacific students preparing for the 3:2 engineering program. However, students also could choose from a host of courses or programs in the School of Natural Sciences, including biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, exercise science and mathematics. Students also have access to Pacific's complete liberal arts program and can enrich their undergraduate experience with social sciences, art, music, dance and theatre. At Case Western, engineering specialties include aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and systems engineering.

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