A student in this program attends Clarion for three years and Case Western Reserve University or the University of Pittsburgh for two years. Upon successful completion of the program the student is awarded a B.S. degree in physics, chemistry, or mathematics from Clarion and a B.S. degree in engineering from the engineering school.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania has cooperative engineering agreements with:
The three/two program has several advantages over a four-year program at an engineering school:
The student receives a more liberal education in this program and earns two degrees in a five-year period.
Clarion's tuition and fees are considerably lower than at most engineering schools.
Students who satisfy all the program requirements are guaranteed acceptance to the engineering school. This is very important since competition for admission to engineering schools is very intense.
Any Clarion University student is eligible to enter this program. Interested high school students should contact the Clarion Admissions Office concerning the university's admissions requirements.
It is highly desirable for students to enter the program with strong high school backgrounds in science and mathematics, including courses in Algebra I and Algebra II, plane geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics. Students lacking this background might need to take some remedial courses at Clarion.
To be eligible for transfer to the engineering school at the end of the third year, students must:
Complete all core courses in science and mathematics with a grade of "C" or better
Earn a total of at least 90 credits with a grade of "C" or better
Possess an overall QPA of at least 2.75 (A=4.0) for the Pitt program or 3.0 for the Case program, and
Be recommended by the Cooperative Engineering Committee, who will assist them in transferring to the engineering school.
Clarion Program Core Courses:
Students in this program choose to major in chemistry, mathematics, or physics. Courses required in this program are of three types: (1) core science and mathematics courses, (2) general education courses, and (3) advanced courses in the major. The core courses in science and mathematics are:
PH 258: Introductory Physics I (Lecture)
PH 268: Introductory Physics I (Laboratory)
PH 259: Introductory Physics II (Lecture)
PH 269: Introductory Physics II (Laboratory)
PH 351: Mechanics and Dynamics
PH 353: Modern Physics I
MATH 270: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 271: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MATH 272: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
MATH 350: Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 370: Introduction to Linear Algebra
CIS 151: Introduction to Fortran
CHEM 151: Chemical Principles I (Lecture)
CHEM 161: Chemical Principles I (Laboratory)
CHEM 152: Chemical Principles II (Lecture)
CHEM 162: Chemical Principles II (Laboratory
Modern Physics I is not required for the University of Pittsburgh program; Linear Algebra is not required for the Case Western Reserve University program. General Chemistry I and II (with labs) may be substituted on some engineering programs for Chemical Principles.
Although not required, the following courses are recommended: MATH 360: Numerical Methods in Mathematics I, and PH 455: Electronics.
Students are also encouraged to include philosophy, economics, literature, and psychology in their general education courses since these are required in certain engineering programs.
General Education Requirements:
The general education requirement for all Clarion students is 52 credits distributed over the areas of Liberal Education Skills, Liberal Knowledge, Health and Personal Performance and General Education Electives. (See the Undergraduate Catalog for details.) In addition to the core science and mathematics courses and the general education courses, students in this program are required to take from 21 to 32 additional credits in the major. The number of required credits depends on the student's major.
|PH 258: Introductory Physics I (Lecture)||4|
|PH 268: Introductory Physics I (Laboratory)||1|
|MATH 270: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||4|
|CHEM 151: Chemical Principles I (Lecture)||3|
|CHEM 161: Chemical Principles I (Laboratory)||1|
|ENG 111: English Composition||3|
|HPE: Physical Education Activity||1|
|PH 259: Introductory Physics II (Lecture)||4|
|PH 269: Introductory Physics II (Laboratory)||1|
|MATH 271: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||4|
|CHEM 152: Principles of Chemistry II (Lecture)||3|
|CHEM 162: Principles of Chemistry II (Laboratory)||1|
|SOC/HUM: Social Sciences/Humanities||3|
|HPE: Physical Education Activity||1|
Note: A Social Sciences or Humanities course may be substituted for the Principles of Chemistry course each semester.
Engineering School Program:
After the student completes the three-year program at Clarion, he or she enters the engineering school with the junior engineering class. By this time the three/two student has completed all required courses except for the engineering courses.
The engineering programs available at the University of Pittsburgh are chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, and mining engineering.
Engineering programs available at Case are biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, fluid and thermal sciences, mechanical engineering, metallurgy and materials science, polymer science, and systems and control engineering.
For more information contact:
Dr. John Heard
Department of Physics
Clarion University of PA
Clarion, PA 16214