DUAL-DEGREE ENGINEERING PROGRAM
B.S. in Physics Granted by Longwood and a second degree:
Degree in Engineering Granted by University of Virginia or
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.
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.