Coastal Carolina University and Clemson University
established a new dual degree program in engineering which will allow
students to earn bachelor's degrees from both universities. The five-
year program, which will be offered beginning with the fall 2000
semester, will allow students to earn bachelor's degrees in a science
program at Coastal and in engineering from Clemson.
The program offers students the opportunity to begin their
academic career by working toward a bachelor's degree in one of four
science majors at Coastal. After three years at Coastal, students in
the program will spend two years and one summer at Clemson majoring in
one of eight engineering degrees. While at Clemson, students will
complete the remaining courses needed for their Coastal degree.
"Students who complete the dual degree program will have a far
greater range of analytical and problem-solving skills than the average
engineering graduate," said Douglas Nelson, associate dean of Coastal's
School of Natural and Applied Sciences. "They will have an edge in the
job market and they will be in a better position to make significant
contributions to their respective fields."
All students who enroll in the program will begin with Engineering
101, a new introductory course designed to test student aptitude for
engineering. The course will provide information on the ethics and
practice of engineering and give an overview of career possibilities,
according to Nelson.
Students who complete the program can earn one of the following degrees from
Coastal: biology, chemistry, computer science or mathematics/statistics; and one
of the following engineering degrees from Clemson: biosystems, chemical or
ceramic and materials, civil, computer, electrical, industrial or
For more information, contact Coastal's School of Natural and
Applied Sciences at (843) 349-2202 or Clemson University's News
Services at (864) 656-4193.