A path through the physics major at Bryn Mawr can be developed that will provide a solid preparation for studies in engineering following graduation from the college. This path can include coursework in engineering at Swarthmore College or the University of Pennsylvania.
Bryn Mawr sutdents who wish to transition directly into an engineering program from Bryn Mawr have two options: the 3-2 Program in Engineering & Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the 4+1 Partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science (Penn). Both programs require the student to complete sufficient coursework at Bryn Mawr to receive a bachelor's degree from the College. In the case of the 3-2 program, this coursework woud be completed in the student's first three years at Bryn Mawr. The student then would matriculate at Caltech and complete two more years of coursework there, earning an additional B.S. in engineering from Caltech. In the case of the 4+1 program, the student would complete four years of coursework at Bryn Mawr, possibly including some courses at Penn; she then would spend an additional year there and earn an additional M.S. in engineering from Penn.
Further information on the Caltech 3-2 program can be found here:
Additional information on the Penn 4+1 program is available here:
For further information on either program, please contact Mark Matlin at
mmatlin AT brynmawr DOT edu.