3/2 BA/BS Engineering Program
In cooperation with Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Connecticut, and Stevens Institute of Technology, Fairfield University offers the opportunity for students to enhance their education and professional preparation. Through our 3-2 engineering program, students are able to double major, earning a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the partner institution where the student completes their engineering curriculum.
As a student in this program, you will complete a three-year course of study at Fairfield University, focusing on the core subjects of science, mathematics, the liberal arts, and basic engineering, before transferring to the school of your choice, where you will complete your engineering studies in two additional years. The three-year Fairfield University program includes:
|Year 1 -||Fall Semester||Credits|
|MA 125||Calculus I||3|
|PS 15||General Physics I||3|
|PS 15L||General Physics I Lab||1|
|EG 31||Fundamentals of Engineering I||3|
|PH 10||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|EN 11||Composition and Prose Literature||3|
|Year 1 -||Spring Semester||Credits|
|MA 126||Calculus II||3|
|PS 16||General Physics II||3|
|PS 16L||General Physics II Lab||1|
|EG 32||Fundamentals of Engineering II||3|
|RS 10||Introduction to Religious Studies||3|
|EN 12||Introduction to Literature||3|
|Year 2 -||Fall Semester||Credits|
|MA 227||Calculus III||3|
|ME 201||Engineering Statics||3|
|ME 206L||Mechanics Lab||1|
|CS 131||Computer Programming I||3|
|EE 213||Introduction to Electric Circuits||3|
|EE 213L||Electric Circuits Lab||1|
|RS||Religious Studies Elective||3|
|Year 2 -||Spring Semester||Credits|
|MA 228||Calculus IV||3|
|CD 211||Engineering Graphics I||3|
|CH 11||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CH 11L||Inorganic Chemistry Lab||1|
|HI 30||Europe & World in Transition||3|
|Year 3 -||Fall Semester||Credits|
|MA 321||Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|Year 3 -||Spring Semester||Credits|
|AE||Applied Ethics Elective||3|
|EL||Social Science Elective||3|
|AH 10||Origins and Transformations in Western Art||3|
- MA 311 Partial Differential Equations is strongly recommended for students in the 3/2 Program.
- Students who intend to major in electrical or computer engineering must take a C++ or Java programming course and CR 245/EE 245 Digital Electronics Design I.
- Students who intend to major in chemical engineering must take CH 12 and CH 12L Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lab.
- Columbia University requires one semester of economics.
- The University of Connecticut has a foreign language requirement that may be fulfilled at Fairfield or on the UConn campus.
Students who intend to transfer to Columbia, RPI, or Stevens must also take thermodynamics (ME 241/ PS 241) and, if possible, PS 285 Modern Physics.