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Dual Engineering Degree (BA/BE) with Dartmouth College

Pair your liberal arts degree at Simon’s Rock with an interdisciplinary engineering degree at Dartmouth to tackle the world’s toughest humanitarian problems.

Choose the 3-2 or 2-1-1-1 Engineering Track

Pre-engineering students at Simon’s Rock have the option of applying to Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering. At Thayer, like Simons Rock, you will continue your education with small class sizes, strong student-professor interaction, and an environment that promotes collaboration over competition. Natural science, math, and computer science majors can choose either the 3-2 (traditional) or 2-1-1-1 track towards a dual degree that includes a BA from Simon’s Rock and a BE from Dartmouth.

3-2 Dual Engineering Degree

  • 3 years: first-year, sophomore, and junior at Simon’s Rock
  • 2 years: senior and BE at Dartmouth

2-1-1-1 Dual Engineering Degree

  • 2 years: first-year and sophomore at Simon’s Rock
  • 1 year: junior at Dartmouth
  • 1 year: senior at Simon’s Rock
  • 1 year: BE at Dartmouth

The Perfect Combination

When you combine a liberal arts degree at Simon’s Rock with an engineering degree at Dartmouth, you’ll gain the technical knowledge, design skills, and experience in real-life problem solving to increase your impact on the world. The liberal arts provide ways to understand the world; engineering provides the know how to improve it. Both schools offer academic rigor paired with the freedom to study across disciplines for a well-rounded education that packs a double punch when applying for jobs or to graduate school.

My academic and thesis advisor at Simon’s Rock had a pivotal influence on my decision to pursue engineering coursework and a career in materials science and engineering. Once at Dartmouth, I not only felt academically prepared, but also familiar with the environment that encouraged a lot of faculty-student interaction.

-Eldred Lee ’12,
PhD Student in Engineering Sciences & Medical Physics,
Dartmouth College

Flexible, By Design

The flexibility of the Dual Engineering Program from Simon’s Rock and Dartmouth enables you to advance your interest in both STEM and social humanitarianism, refining your academic path as your knowledge base expands. While other engineering schools require you to pick a specialty right away, Dartmouth encourages research and hands-on project work that combines disciplines and enables creativity, collaboration, and innovation. In the process, you will master broad principles that apply to all areas of engineering. You will also be fulfilling the goal of its founder, Sylvanus Thayer, “to prepare the most capable and faithful for the most responsible positions and the most difficult service.”

Current students interested in the Dartmouth Dual Degree should contact Professor Mike Bergman as early as possible to plan your course of study and prepare for admission.


Mike Bergman portrait

We’re Moving Science Forward.

Michael Bergman

Professor of Physics


Eldred Lee portrait

Innovative approach to health care needs

Eldred Lee ’12

Dual Engineering Degree with Dartmouth College

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