3+2 Engineering Program and Chemistry

Curriculum Plan for 3+2 Combined Program in Chemistry & Engineering

Students in this program combine three years at St. Lawrence with two years at one of the following engineering schools: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University, University of Rochester, Clarkson University, University of Southern California, and Washington University of St. Louis.   Upon completion students receive a bachelor's degree from each institution.  A minimum of 25 semester units must be earned at St. Lawrence, including 8 chemistry courses (103-104, 221-222, 205, 341-342, 351 or 352). A faculty member (currently Professor Ed Harcourt in the Mathematics Department), serves as the 3+2 Engineering Program liaison to assist students in planning their program and transition to one of the above schools.

Other required courses - Four Math courses (135, 136, 205, 230), two physics courses (151, 152), and one computer science course (140 or 219) are required at St. Lawrence.  Note that the calculus and physics courses are prerequisites for physical chemistry 341-342 which is typically a third-year chemistry sequence).

Typical Course of Study

  • 1st year fall:     103 General Chemistry or 105 Accelerated General Chemistry    
  • 1st year spring:  104 General Chemistry or 205 Quantitative Analysis (pre-req: 104 or 105 Chem)
  • 2nd year fall:     221 Organic Chemistry    
  • 2nd year spring: 222 Organic Chemistry, 205 Quantitative Analysis (if not already taken)
  • 3rd year fall & spring: 341-342 Physical Chemistry (2 semesters. See math and physics pre-requisites) 
  • AND two of four advanced labs*

Other required courses are: four math courses (135, 136, 205, 230), two physics courses (151, 152), and one computer science course (140 or 219) are required.  Note that the calculus and physics courses are prerequisites for physical chemistry 341-342 which is typically a third-year chemistry sequence.

*NOTE: A minimum of two upper-level, 0.5 unit advanced laboratory courses selected from 351, 352, 353, and 452.