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DUAL-DEGREE ENGINEERING PROGRAM  

B.S. in Physics Granted by Longwood and a second degree:  

M.S. Degree in Engineering Granted by University of Virginia or Old Dominion University
or
M.S. Degree in Applied Physics Granted by
Christopher Newport University
or
B.S. Degree in Engineering Granted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Georgia Institute of  Technology, Old Dominion University, or The University of  Tennessee
 

Students in the Dual-Degree Engineering Program attend Longwood College for the first three years to complete courses listed under A, B and C of the Longwood Physics degree requirements. The student’s work in these three years will also fulfill the requirements of the first two years of the B.S. degree at GIT or ODU. At the beginning of the fourth year, provided the appropriate academic requirements have been met (see Note below), the student transfers to the second institution and takes appropriate engineering (or physics at CNU) courses as designated by the adviser at the second institution. When the necessary Longwood requirements are taken at the second institution and the credit hours are transferred back, the student will be awarded the B.S. degree in Physics from Longwood. When all prescribed courses are fulfilled at the second institution, the student is awarded the second degree by that institution. Normally, in the five-year period, the student receives two degrees, one from each institution.
     The course requirements for the Dual-Degree Engineering Program are the same as for the Longwood Physics major, except for the specific electives below:
Required Electives:

CNU:
CMSC 204 Introduction to Computer Programming/3 credits  
CMSC 206 Data Structures in Advanced Programming/3 credits  
CMSC 315 The C Programming Language/3 credits  
Solid State Physics Option:
CHEM 400 Physical Chemistry/3 credits  
PHYS 326 Optics/4 credits  
Instrumental and Advanced Computer Systems Option:
CMSC 301 Computer Organization and Assembler Language Programming/3 credits  
CMSC 306 Computer Organization/3 credits  
CMSC 310 Introduction to Operating Systems and Computer Architecture/3 credits  


Recommended Electives:
ODU:

MATH 343 Linear Algebra/3 credits
GIT:
MATH 343    Linear Algebra/3 credits  
POSC 150  American Government and Politics/3 credits
UVA:
CMSC 204 Introduction to Computer Programming/3 credits  
MATH 300 A Transition to Advanced Mathematics/3 credits  
MATH 343 Linear Algebra/3 credits  
MATH 371 Introduction to Probability and Statistics/3 credits  
MATH 461 Senior Seminar/3 credits  
MATH 481 Complex Analysis/3 credits  

NOTES: 120 hours are required for graduation from Longwood with a cumulative average of 2.0 and with no grade below C- in a physics course. General elective hours for the Longwood physics requirements which are not fulfilled at the time of transfer will be taken at the second institution. Longwood will award transfer credit for courses passed with grades of C or above at the second institution.  

Students transferring to UVA or CNU may elect to remain at Longwood for seven semesters before transferring.  

The ODU B.S. program will only accept certain Longwood General Education courses for transfer. Students electing this option should see the Dual-degree Engineering Program Director for details.

In the M.S. programs, the student’s Longwood academic average must be B or better, both overall and in mathematics and physics, to be eligible for transfer. The student applies to the second institution for admission as a conditional graduate student. At the second institution, the student completes a sufficient number of appropriate undergraduate courses to fulfill Longwood’s 120 hour degree requirement. Providing that the average in this course work is B or better and that a satisfactory score has been obtained on the Graduate Record Examination (which may be taken at any time prior to the awarding of the Longwood physics degree), the student is admitted unconditionally into the graduate program at the second institution.  

For the GIT, Virginia Tech and University of Tennessee B.S. programs, a student must have a 3.0 academic average at Longwood (both overall and in mathematics and physics) to be eligible for transfer.

For transfer to UVA and V.P.I., all coursework listed under A, B, and C of the Longwood physics degree requirements must be completed at Longwood before transfer. At the other institutions, some of this coursework may be taken at the second institution with prior permission of authorities at both institutions.  

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