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2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Dual-Degree, B.S.

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Berry College maintains a dual-degree program with the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University.

In both of these programs, the student is scheduled to attend Berry for approximately three years (six semesters). Then the student will transfer to the engineering school and take courses there for approximately two years (four, possibly five additional semesters). At the end of that period, the student will have earned two baccalaureate degrees, one from Berry and one from the engineering school.

Under these programs, students have the option of choosing a major or not choosing a major at Berry. Students choosing a major are encouraged to consider the Concentration II physics major that is specifically designed for dual-degree students and provides a strong background for a broad range of engineering specialties. Other majors are also possible. Certain ones may be particularly appropriate to a specific engineering specialty (e.g., chemical or computer engineering); however, these others majors may require extra time at Berry. If the student does not choose a major, the Berry degree will be in dual-degree engineering. The student is not limited in a choice of engineering specialty, although some specialties require certain courses at Berry and some may require an extra semester at the engineering school.

For more information, please contact the dual-degree coordinator: Dr. Charles Lane, Dual-degree Coordinator, 706-290-2673, clane@berry.edu,  Room 338C, McAllister Hall.   A general description of the requirements for the programs with both Georgia Institute of Technology and Kennesaw State University is given below. The specific requirements of each engineering field may be found at http://www.berry.edu/academics/mathsci/physics/engineering/

Berry College Requirements

Students must complete all of the requirements for a B.S. degree listed in the Berry College Catalog with the following exceptions:

  1. The student must complete an engineering major at the engineering school before receiving a degree from Berry College. The requirements for the engineering major may be completed at the engineering school. Students who intend to complete a major at Berry must satisfy all requirements for the major, including at least 15 hours of 300/400 level courses taken at Berry.
  2. Students must complete 93 semester hours of credit at Berry College before transferring to the engineering school and must complete a total of 124 semester hours before receiving their Berry degree.
  3. Students need not complete their last two semesters in residence at Berry College (since they will be enrolled at the engineering school during those semesters).

Dual-degree engineering students must complete all other Berry College B.S. degree requirements, including General Education and writing- intensive coursework and an appropriate number of cultural events.

Dual-degree engineering students must complete all required coursework and meet the minimum GPA requirements for transfer to the engineering school in the desired engineering field. Detailed requirements for each school and field can be found at http://www.berry.edu/academics/mathsci/physics/engineering/. The courses listed below are required for all dual-degree engineering students.

Additional Information

By taking these courses students will complete Berry’s General Education requirements in Mathematics and Natural Science. Dual-degree engineering students must also complete a second writing composition course, in addition to the RHW 102 course that is part of Berry’s General Education requirements. This composition requirement may be fulfilled by taking RHW 101, by submitting an appropriate writing sample, by completing an online writing course through eCore or by completing an advanced composition course at Berry.

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