2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

4+1 Partnership with Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science

The College’s new 4+1 Partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science allows a student to begin work on a Master’s degree in Engineering while still enrolled as an undergraduate at Bryn Mawr. Students may apply to the program as early as their fourth semester or as late as their seventh semester. Applicants would be required to major in math or a relevant science and to have both a major and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants would also be encouraged to submit GRE scores. Successful applicants would be permitted to take up to three graduate courses at Penn while undergraduates through the Quaker Consortium. These courses would count towards a student’s undergraduate degree and at the discretion of her major department might also count towards a student’s major. Successful applicants would also be eligible to participate in Penn’s summer undergraduate research program.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, students in the 4+1 Partnership would then matriculate at the University of Pennsylvania and complete her Master’s Degree. Students who had already completed three graduate courses would be able to complete the degree (seven remaining courses) in one year.

Students interested in this program should consult their major adviser. It may be advisable for such students to enroll in one or more introductory engineering courses at Penn during their sophomore year to learn more about engineering and better prepare for graduate level courses.