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Students in the Dual-Degree Engineering Program attend Longwood for the first three years to complete courses listed under A, B and C of the Longwood Physics degree requirements (see the University Catalog [PDF]). The student's work in these three years will also fulfill some requirements of the first two years of the BS degree at ODU and Virginia Tech. At the beginning of the fourth year, provided the appropriate academic requirements have been met, the student transfers to the second institution and takes appropriate engineering 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 BS 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 roughly a five-year period, the student receives two degrees, one from each institution.
The course requirements for the Dual-Degree Engineering Program are almost identical to the Longwood Physics major for the first three years, except for special electives required by the cooperating institutions. Each student should consult with his or her Longwood advisor to make sure these elective requirements are met.
Note: 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 that are not fulfilled at the time of transfer will taken at the second institution. Longwood will award transfer credit for courses passed with grades of C or above at the second institution.
In addition to the dual-degee engineering program, Longwood Univesity has a cooperative program agreement with the University of Virginia. In this program, student position themselves for graduate studies in engineering. To learn more about this program follow the link below.