Engineering Double Degree with Clarkson University (3-2)

Contact Person: Biman Das, Department of Physics
214 Timerman, (315) 267-2281, dasb@potsdam.edu

Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Potsdam
Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University
 
The 3-2 program combines three years of study in the arts and sciences at SUNY Potsdam and two years of study in engineering at Clarkson University. The five-year program leads to two simultaneous degrees, a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Potsdam and a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University in the engineering field chosen by the student.
 
Note: It is the responsibility of the students to apply to Clarkson University at the office of Transfer Admission, be accepted, and be in residence at Clarkson University for last two years to be eligible for the Clarkson University degree. Students need to transfer their coursework from Clarkson University back to SUNY Potsdam in order to complete their requirements for the SUNY Potsdam degree.
 
The 3-2 Program is flexible so that a student who enters into the program may change his or her mind later and stay on at SUNY Potsdam to complete a B.A. degree in any field. Students who have completed two years of study at another college and are contemplating a transfer to SUNY Potsdam and the 3-2 program may require an extra semester or two to complete all requirements of the program.
 
Program of Study at SUNY Potsdam
During the first three years at SUNY Potsdam, students should complete the following requirements for the B.A. degree at SUNY Potsdam:
 
At least 90 credit hours in liberal arts courses which include:
 
All requirements for a major in one of the following disciplines: chemistry, computer and information sciences, geology, mathematics or physics.

The general education requirements as specified in the General Education manual, with the exemption of one of the following Modes of Inquiry (under advisement):
 
Aesthetic Expression – Critical and Discriminative [AC]
Aesthetic Expression – Experiential [AE]
Scientific Inquiry – Biological Sciences [SB]

The following mathematics and science courses serve as preparation for the engineering curriculum: Credits

Physics


 
PHYS 103 University Physics I 4
PHYS 204 University Physics II 4
PHYS 305 University Physics III 4
PHYS 306 Modern Physics* 4
(*required for Electrical Engineering and highly recommended for others)  

      Mathematics
 
MATH 151 Calculus I 4
MATH 152 Calculus II 4
MATH 253 Multivariate Calculus 4
MATH 390 Differential Equations 3

      Chemistry
   
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II 4

      Computer and Information Science
 
CIS 201 Computer Science 1 4

Liberal Arts Requirements at Clarkson University

Students completing the current General Education requirements for the B.A. degree at SUNY Potsdam will have completed 15 credits of the liberal arts requirements for the B.S. degree at Clarkson University. However, each engineering department also specifies a three credit Macro- or Micro- economics course as part of Clarkson University’s 18 credit liberal arts requirement.

Cross Registration
To satisfy certain prerequisites for upper level engineering courses, students in the 3-2 program should cross register for 3 to 4 courses during their second and third years from the following courses offered at Clarkson University. Students can cross register for up to two courses per academic year (including summer session).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


For students who plan to enter the Electrical Engineering program:

Credits
ES 250 Electrical Science 3
ES 260 Materials Science 3
ES 211 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 3
ES 221 Linear Circuits 3
For students who plan to enter the Computer Engineering program:  
ES 250 Electrical Science 3
ES 211 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 3
ES 264 Introduction to Digital Design 3
ES 361 Fundamentals of Software Engineering 3
For students who plan to enter the Interdisciplinary Software Engineering program:  
ES 250 Electrical Science 3
ES 221 Linear Circuits 3
ES 264 Introduction to Digital Design 3
ES 361 Fundamentals of Software Engineering 3
For students who plan to enter the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering program:  
ES 220 Statics 3
ES 250 Electrical Science 3
ES 222 Strength and Materials 3
ES 223 Rigid Body Dynamics 3
For students who plan to enter the Chemical Engineering program:  
CH 250 Chemical Process Calculations 3
CH 271 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3
CH 301 Fluid Mechanics* 3
CH 302 Heat Transfer* 3
(*optional, but recommended)  
For students who plan to enter the Civil and Environmental Engineering program:  
ES 220 Statics 3
ES 222 Strength of Materials 3
CE 212 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
ES 330 Fluid Mechanics 3

Study Program at Clarkson University 

Clarkson University offers a wide variety of courses in the four major engineering areas: Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering. At least by the beginning of the third year at SUNY Potsdam, students should contact their selected engineering department at Clarkson University to get advice for planning their final two years of the program.
 
Selection of courses for the first year at SUNY Potsdam: Students in 3-2 program may take the following courses during the first year in addition to the FW and FS General Education courses:
All students: PHYS 103, 204; MATH 151, 152
Chemistry and Geology majors must take: CHEM 105, 106
Mathematics and Physics majors may choose between: CIS 201 or CHEM 105 and 106.