3+2 Colleges

Roberts Wesleyan College has a number of engineering programs available to students who would like to pursue an engineering education but also want the environment of a small liberal arts Christian college. These programs fall into two categories, traditional 3-2 programs and transfer programs.

Traditional 3-2 Programs

The student:

  • Spends three years at RWC taking general education courses and their introductory math, physics, chemistry and engineering courses, such as statics and/or circuits.
  • Depending upon the discipline and major, some students complete all of their upper level major courses within the three year time frame and others complete some of the upper level courses.
  • When the student transfers over to the engineering school in the fourth year, their upper level engineering courses (depending upon content) will transfer back to RWC to complete the RWC Bachelor of Science degree.
  • When the entire program is complete, the student receives two degrees, a Bachelor of Science degree from RWC and a Bachelor of Science or higher degree from the engineering institution, depending upon their degree option.

We currently have three engineering institutions participating in our traditional 3-2 program:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Clarkson University

The engineering fields you can go into with this program depend upon which
institution you would like to attend.

Transfer Programs

If a student decides he or she would like to complete a program for which we do not have an official agreement with the engineering institution, we would 

  • Tailor that student’s curriculum to match the needs of the engineering institution.
  • In this case, the student would complete his or her introductory math, physics, chemistry, and engineering
    courses here at RWC to transfer into the engineering school.
  • He or she would then transfer the credits over and continue his or her education at the engineering school. This option results in only a degree at the engineering institution.

Becoming Part of the Program

If you would like to become part of the Engineering Program at RWC, you should meet with the
Engineering Program Advisor to answer any questions you may have about the program, learn about the
required standards of performance and pick up an Engineering Program Entrance Form
for incoming freshmen.