Our partnership with Washington University in St. Louis offers a dual-degree program in which students complete three years of pre-engineering study in chemistry or mathematics at Salve, followed by two years in Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Our partnership combines a solid liberal arts degree with a strong engineering program, providing a robust education that prepares students for graduate school and a multitude of career pathways.
While at Salve, students take Core Curriculum courses and major in biochemistry, chemistry or mathematics. At Washington University, they study biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical or systems engineering and take a capstone course. Students who successfully complete both programs earn a B.A. from Salve and a B.S. from Washington University.
To be eligible for Washington University’s engineering program, students who complete the three-year pre-engineering program at Salve must maintain a 3.25 GPA, with no grade below C- in any mathematics or science courses, and have the written recommendation of the program liaison.
Life After Salve
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 1.6 million engineering jobs in 2016, with a median annual wage of $91,000. The bureau projects that nearly 140,000 new engineering jobs will be created by 2026.
Possible employers include:
- Federal commissions, departments and regulatory agencies
- Hospitals and health care facilities
- Medical equipment and supplies manufacturers
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Private and national research laboratories
- Research facilities in educational and medical institutions
- Scientific or technical service companies
- Utility companies
Possible industries include:
Aerospace, agricultural, automotive, biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, defense, electronics, energy, environmental, food processing, heating and air conditioning, medical equipment, petroleum, pharmaceutical, plastics, telecommunications, textiles, transportation
For each engineering track listed below, students will take additional electives at Washington University to complement their required coursework. Further details are available from the program liaison upon request.