Luther is affiliated with the Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science in St. Louis, MO, and the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. (See UPDATE below.)
Students who participate in the dual-degree plan attend Luther for three years and complete all the requirements for the bachelor's degree. Upon recommendation by the pre-engineering advisor, they may then transfer to either university and complete the requirements to become professional engineers.
The dual-degree option enables students to earn a bachelor of arts degree from Luther and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the university. The dual-degree plan allows the individual increased flexibility in that the choice of a specific field may be postponed for a year. This allows students more time to consider which area of specialization fits their career goals.
Some of the more common professional bachelor of science degrees include chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Another option is a six-semester combined bachelor of science/master of science degree program.
For more information about the dual-degree program: Please contact our pre-engineering advisor.
UPDATE, December 2015: The University of Minnesota is phasing out their dual degree program. If you enrolled at Luther College prior to Fall 2015, you are still eligible to apply for the dual degree program in order to transfer to the University of Minnesota Fall 2016 or Fall 2017.