Pacific University partners with Case Western Reserve University and Portland State University to offer students a dual-degree program in engineering. The Case Western partnership provides opportunities in a broad range of engineering disciplines.  The Portland State partnership is currently only in civil & environmental engineering.  Students attend Pacific 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 either Case or Portland State for two years of specialized engineering coursework. 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

  • Enjoy 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
  • Gain personal attention and the supportive environment of Pacific's small-school atmosphere
  • Spend three years at Pacific to complete the core of a liberal arts degree, such as engineering science or physics, and begin upper-level courses in science and math
  • Complete two years in the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering, one of the nation's top 50 graduate engineering programs and top 10 biomedical engineering programs (U.S. News & World Report)   Or complete two years in Portland State University, known for its eco-friendly culture, Portland, Oregon serves as a living laboratory for civil and environmental engineering students to focus on solutions to make human activity more sustainable.
  • Potentially earn a dedicated scholarship for dual-degree students at Case Western, providing $2,500 per semester for four semesters at Case


Engineering 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.