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3-2 Cooperative Program in Engineering










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3-2 Cooperative Program in Engineering


Fordham University offers a five-year program that combines a broad liberal arts education with professional training in engineering. The combined program leads to a bachelor's degree from Fordham College and a bachelor of science degree in en gineering from Columbia University or from Case Western Reserve University. Students who enter this program may choose to major in either chemistry or physics. Chemistry majors would then go on to obtain a degree in chemical engineering. Physics ma jors generally select from applied physics, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering or mechanical engineering.

The program consists of three years at Fordham and two years at the engineering school. Students who wish to ent er the program should have completed a minimum mathematics level of pre-calculus before entering Fordham, since Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 must be taken in the freshman year. By the end of the junior year at Fordham, the student must have completed all of the major requirements. The cooperative program is very intensive, and it will be necessary for the student to take certain required courses during the summer or at the engineering school. Both degrees (bachelor of science in physics and engin eering) are awarded at the end of the five-year period. The department of chemistry and the department of physics have designed three-year schedules of study. The student must follow this schedule exactly to retain membership in the cooperative engineering program at Fordham and to guarantee admission to the engineering school. The student must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average a nd a 3.0 grade point average in mathematics and science courses.

At the beginning of the spring semester of the junior year, the student must submit to the program coordinator an application for admission to the engineering school. Official transcripts must also be forwarded at this time. While attending classes at th e engineering school, the student must maintain matriculation at Fordham. Students who choose to exit the program may remain at Fordham in their chosen major.

Occasionally a student chooses to apply for admission to the engineering school upon graduation fro m Fordham. Such applicants will be treated as graduate students and will most likely be excluded from any financial aid considerations at the engineering s chool.

During the Fordham College at Rose Hill freshman orientation, a special session is held for the 3 - 2 cooperative program in engineering. All students interested in the program are expected to attend this session.




Courses to Be Taken in Freshman Year

If the student has maintained the required 3.0 grade point average, and successfully completed the required academic program, the program coordinator will forward your application to the engineering school with a recommendation for admission.

Chemistry Major:
Fall
  • General Chemistry I & Lab
  • Calculus I
  • English Composition
  • Two required courses
Spring
  • General Chemistry II & Lab
  • Calculus 2
  • Three required courses
  • Physics Major:
Fall
  • Introductory Physics I & Lab
  • Calculus 1
  • English Composition
  • Two required courses
Spring
  • Introductory Physics II & Lab
  • Calculus 2
  • Three required courses

For more information about the 3-2 program in engineering, please call Cris Poor at (718) 817-3230.

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