An LVC Engineering professor assists a student with an electrical project

About The Program 

In our cooperative 3+2 Engineering Program, our students earn two bachelor’s degrees. Students complete three years of work to earn a bachelor of science degree from LVC, then typically two additional years at another accredited institution, such as Penn State or Case Western, to receive an engineering degree. Students follow one of three tracks: chemistry, computer & data science, or physics.

Students will gain a strong foundation in mathematics and science by addressing real-world questions through challenging coursework and practical learning experiences. Recent graduates are working at such places as Procter & Gamble, the Department of Defense, and the United Space Alliance.


Why LVC? 

  • LVC’s 3+2 Engineering Program, which has been offered for more than 40 years, enables students to study science and engineering within the context of a liberal arts education.
  • Engineering majors benefit from close personal interaction with their faculty, and from the College’s strong Science and Mathematics programs. These advantages, in combination with strong engineering programs at cooperating universities (currently Case Western Reserve University and Pennsylvania State University offer several cooperative majors), provide for an ideal foundation for an engineering career.
  • LVC engineering majors earn two bachelor’s degrees in five years. They complete three years at LVC to earn a bachelor of science (usually in physics, chemistry, or computer science), then typically two additional years at another institution to receive an engineering degree.
  • Though students can go to any accredited engineering school, LVC has cooperative agreements with Pennsylvania State University at University Park and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. For requirements and the list of engineering majors available for LVC students at Penn State and Case Western, see Cooperating Programs and AdvisingNote: Not all engineering majors at Penn State are available on the 3+2 Engineering Program. 

LVC, its faculty, and the 3+2 Engineering program provided me with a well-rounded Physics and Engineering education. Having both a Liberal Arts degree and an Engineering degree is an advantage versus many other engineering graduates.

Engineering Business Leader, Procter and Gamble

Cale Newswanger ’00

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