An LVC Engineering professor assists a student with an electrical project

Combine a personalized LVC bachelor's degree with an engineering degree at a top university, and see what the future holds.

In our cooperative 3+2 Engineering Program, you'll earn two bachelor’s degrees in five years. Spend the first three years on LVC's campus getting your bachelor of science degree in chemistrycomputer & data science, or physics. Then add two additional years at another accredited institution, such as Penn State or Case Western Reserve University, to complete an engineering degree. 

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 Engineering at LVC? 

  • LVC’s 3+2 Engineering Program, which has been offered for more than 40 years, enables students to study science and engineering while also gaining the broader critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills that employers seek.
  • Engineering majors benefit from close personal interaction with their faculty, and from the College’s strong Science and Mathematics programs.
  • 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. 

Student-Faculty Research

Quantum Information Theory

Dr. David Lyons, mathematical sciences, and Dr. Scott Walck, physics, work with students to study the ways in which the "quantum advantage" of systems of tangled particles can perform computing and communications tasks that outperform the most powerful existing supercomputers.

Laser Modifications of Glass

Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, physics and engineering, conducts student-faculty research to fabricate crystals in glass using a laser as a heat source. Light can be guided through the crystals, making them potentially useful as optical interconnects in photonic integrated circuits. Also, the crystals are characterized by various means (Raman spectroscopy, piezoresponse force microscopy, etc.) to gather information for practical applications and more fundamental studies.

Computational Nuclear Physics

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, physics, conducts student-faculty research to map out 3D images of the internal structure of visible matter. Students write code in Python to compute high-energy particle collisions and analyze how models fit experimental data. This enables researchers to extract information on the elementary particles that make up objects like the proton.

The engineering program provided a great education. The faculty supported my involvement with many activities and being a student-athlete despite pursuing a difficult major.

Engineering Science, Penn State University

Marcus Brown '20