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Spelman College Graduates with President Beverly Daniel Tatum

Engineering/Dual Degree 

The Dual Degree Engineering Program provides the opportunity to obtain both a liberal arts education and a professional engineering education. In the program, the student spends a minimum of three academic years at Spelman College and two academic years at a participating engineering school.

Upon completion of all requirements at both institutions, the student is simultaneously awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the engineering institution. The student has the option of choosing or not choosing a major at Spelman.

Students in the Dual Degree Engineering Program are required to take all of the following courses before transferring to the engineering institution:

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Calculus I, II, III 
  • Differential Equations 
  • General Chemistry I, II
  • Physics I, II, III
  • Computer Programming I (C++)
  • Linear Algebra
  • Economics (Macro or Micro)

The following engineering majors are possible:

  • Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering
  •  Biomedical / Bio mechanical Engineering
  •  Ceramic / Materials Engineering
  •  Chemical Engineering
  •  Civil Engineering
  •  Computer Engineering
  •  Electrical Engineering
  •  Environmental Engineering
  •  Industrial and Systems Engineering
  •  Mechanical Engineering
  •  Nuclear Engineering
  •  Textile Engineering

 Participating engineering schools are:

In addition to the academic support provided by Spelman offices,  the Atlanta University Center also assists Spelman students through the AUC Dual Degree Engineering Program Office. Information is provided at