McDaniel College, Carroll Community College and St. Louis’ Washington University announce engineering agreements

McDaniel CollegeMcDaniel College President Roger N. Casey (center) along with Rosalie Mince, vice president for academic and student affairs at Carroll Community College (right), and Ron Laue, assistant dean of the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (left), signed memorandums of understanding benefiting students interested in engineering careers during a ceremony held Oct. 16 at McDaniel.

These new articulation agreements provide seamless pathways for Carroll students who are earning the associate’s degree in engineering to transfer and complete their bachelor’s degrees in physics with a specialization in engineering at McDaniel, as well as for McDaniel students who are earning the bachelor’s degree in physics with a specialization in engineering to enroll at WashU. McDaniel students have the option to complete a second degree, either a bachelor’s or master’s, in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, or systems science and engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at WashU.

McDaniel students can choose to spend three or four years at the college before entering the dual-degree program at WashU where they can receive a second bachelor’s degree in an engineering field, a second bachelor’s degree, as well as a master’s degree in engineering, or enroll in an engineering master’s program after completing a bachelor’s degree in physics at McDaniel.

According to President Casey, “Our new engineering track at McDaniel is a direct result of the growing interest among our current and prospective students to enter engineering careers. We are delighted to be able to partner with both Carroll and WashU to provide students with the option to earn up to three degrees, including a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel, on one unified career pathway.”

“Carroll’s STEM Scholars program draws many of the county’s very best students to the College,” said Mince. “The pathway within Carroll County for these students to transfer from Carroll Community College to seamlessly move into the Physics/Engineering program at McDaniel is a wonderful way for us to keep this high caliber talent in the county.  The additional partnership with WashU extends that academic pathway all the way to the master’s degree.”

“McDaniel is exactly the type of institution we want to affiliate with in our engineering dual degree program,” said Laue. “Our program is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula and we like to think of our graduates as ‘liberally educated engineers’ with strong communication and problem-solving skills, a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, and a high-quality technical education.”

In addition to engineering, McDaniel and Carroll have established other articulation agreements. Students in the exercise science pathway at Carroll can earn a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at McDaniel and Carroll students earning an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) in elementary education/elementary special education can complete their bachelor’s degrees in elementary education or the secondary education/PreK-12 education minor at McDaniel.

McDaniel is only the second college in Maryland to be affiliated with WashU.

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