Washington University in St. Louis cooperates with a select group of affiliated colleges and universities to offer students the opportunity to earn a liberal arts degree from their current school and an undergraduate engineering degree from WashU.

The Dual Degree Program is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula. Program graduates are "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.

Advantages of the Dual Degree program

Top five reasons to come to McKelvey Engineering at WashU for your second degree

Dual Degree by the numbers

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Student profiles


Meet our Dual Degree students

“These students are risk takers and more willing to step outside of their comfort zone. They want to grab every bit of it for the short amount of time that they are here.”

— Ron Laue

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Research, design projects & career opportunities

Students are encouraged to pursue independent research projects, internships, cooperative education, international experiences or graduate study. The WashU Center for Career Engagement's ultimate goal is for students to graduate with job placement, acceptance into graduate or professional school, or commitment to a short-term program.


Housing & dining

Typically, Dual Degree students live in either the Dual Degree apartments (located in the University City Loop), other WashU-owned apartments, or in other nearby apartment buildings in the residential neighborhood north and northeast of the Danforth Campus. Students may use public transportation to travel to and from campus at no cost using a WashU Metro Pass (U-Pass).

All undergraduates, including those living off campus, are required to purchase a meal plan. Washington University Dining Services has been nationally recognized for providing outstanding dining experiences.

Tour our engineering facilities

Whitaker Hall, home of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

McKelvey Hall, home of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Jubel Hall, home of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Dual Degree Program Staff

Ron Laue, Senior Assistant Dean
Scott Crawford, Assistant Dean
Kate Whitaker, Program Coordinator

Lopata Hall, Room 303

Plan a visit

Prospective students