The purpose of the engineering dual degree program is to prepare students for acceptance at an engineering school. Spring Hill College does not have a school of engineering, but it does have courses in all the areas which are fundamental to engineering training. The courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer programming, etc., which form the basic curriculum of the early years of any engineering program are offered regularly by various departments. Engineering students who make satisfactory progress in their liberal arts education and acquire the engineering fundamentals during three years of study at Spring Hill will be eligible for enrollment in an engineering program with whom Spring Hill College has a dual degree agreement. When all course requirements are completed at one of these engineering schools, Spring Hill College will award a Bachelor of Science degree at the same time as the engineering school awards a Bachelor of Engineering degree.
The engineering dual degree program is sufficiently flexible to accommodate students should they decide to stay at Spring Hill College and major in one of the sciences or a completely non-scientific field. During the entire program the students' academic counselors will assist the students in finding and preparing for the particular fields for which they are best qualified.
In the engineering dual degree program, emphasis is placed on courses in general physics, general chemistry, analytical geometry and calculus, engineering graphics, and computer programming. This essential core of engineering subjects is rounded out at Spring Hill with courses in English, history, philosophy, theology, social science and fine arts.
Particular programs of study may be tailored to fit individual needs. Mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineers will need more courses in physics. Chemical engineers will require more concentrated effort in chemistry. Adjustments in students' programs may be suggested by their academic counselors as need arises.