Advisors: Jim Crumley (general), Richard White (chemical), James Schnepf (computer science)
Saint John's and Saint Benedict's offer students the preparation for entrance into the various fields of engineering. The following options are available:
- Students may attend Saint Benedict's or Saint John's for four years and earn a bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or mathematics and then go to an engineering school (graduate or undergraduate) to earn an engineering degree. Many of our students have earned masters degrees in engineering in two to three years of study at an engineering school.
- Students may attend Saint Benedict's or Saint John's for three years and then transfer to a school of engineering, earning a bachelor's degree from Saint Benedict's or Saint John's and a bachelor's degree of science in engineering from the engineering school. To be eligible for a degree from Saint Benedict's or Saint John's, students must earn all common curriculum credits and complete three full years in their major (as determined by each department) before transferring to the engineering school. When appropriate credits are transferred back from the engineering school, a degree will be granted. Details should be worked out with the chair of the selected department by early in the junior year. (This dual-degree program takes about five years and has been formally arranged with the University of Minnesota. It also works well at other universities.)
- Students may stay at Saint Benedict's or Saint John's for one or two years, completing courses appropriate for their planned engineering program and then transfer to a school of engineering to complete work for their engineering degree. In this case the student does not receive a degree from Saint Benedict's or Saint John's.