HSSU and SLU partner for dual degree in Mathematics & Engineering
Harris-Stowe State University and Saint Louis University will officially sign an agreement to offer students a dual degree in mathematics and engineering. The 3+2/3+3 program will allow students to complete the requirements for a math degree at Harris-Stowe and continue at SLU for either two years by majoring in interdisciplinary engineering or three years with a major in mechanical or computer engineering, ultimately earning an engineering degree from SLU at the completion of the program. After five years, a student will graduate with two degrees.
The goal of the partnership is to increase the number of underrepresented graduates in the area of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Faculty members from both institutions, for the past two years, have been working on a rigorous curriculum that is sure to challenge, yet motivate all students involved. Students completing the mathematics degree will begin enrolling in the engineering portion starting fall 2014.
"I am so delighted that Harris-Stowe is able to partner with Saint Louis University to provide these unique academic opportunities," said Dr. Dwyane Smith, vice president of academic affairs. "This collaboration is good for not only our community, but for the state."
The signing will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2012at 3 p.m. in the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology rotunda foyer, on the campus of Saint Louis University.