Engineering is a 3-2 program in which the student spends three years at Scripps and two years at an engineering school, completing a bachelor's degree at Scripps and a second one at the engineering school. Both degrees are awarded at the end of five years upon completion of all requirements. An engineering major planning a 3-2 program must petition for participation in the program to the Committee on Academic Review during the fall semester of the junior year. Please refer to Combined Degree Programs section of this catalog.
Requirements for the Major
While attending Scripps, the student satisfies all requirements for the Scripps degree including the first portion of the engineering major:
To be considered for departmental honors in one of the science majors, a student must:
Achieve a minimum grade point average of 11.0 (A-) in courses in the major.
Achieve a minimum grade of A- on the thesis.
Complete a one- or two-semester thesis project in which the student has demonstrated excellence by making a significant contribution to the progress of the research and by producing a thesis document judged to be of honors quality by the department.
Present an oral progress report at the end of the first semester of a two-semester thesis and a poster at the conclusion of either a one- or two-semester thesis in which the student clearly explains the rationale for the project and the conclusions drawn, engages the listener, and knowledgeably answers questions.
Attend at least six scientific seminars during the semester (each semester for a two-semester thesis) and submit a brief and clear summary of each.