For more information about these dual-degree programs, contact the dual degree program director, Will Roach, at .
Dual-Degree Program with the University of Virginia
Under special arrangement with the University of Virginia (U.Va.), a student may also earn a BS in a science or mathematics from University of Lynchburg and a Master of Engineering degree from U.Va. in five years. A student will choose an undergraduate major that is best suited for the field of engineering in which she or he wishes to pursue a graduate degree. Recommended major choices are listed below.
University of Lynchburg Major
|Biology/Biomedical Science||Biomedical Engineering|
|Computer Science||Computer Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
A student pursues the dual-degree at University of Lynchburg for the first three years. After completing 60 semester credit hours, including the General Education requirements and the required classes listed below, the student becomes eligible to apply to U.Va. as a non-degree seeking student. A minimum quality point average of 3.4, both in the major and overall, is required for acceptance as a non-degree seeking student. If accepted into the program, the student will then enroll in courses at U.Va. that complete the requirements for the undergraduate University of Lynchburg major and position her- or himself for graduate studies. Once all of the requirements for the University of Lynchburg major are completed, the student earns a BS from University of Lynchburg, usually at the end of the fourth year.
During the year that the student earns a BS, she or he is eligible to apply for admission to the U.Va. graduate engineering program through the normal application process. A student may choose three degree options as part of this application: Master of Engineering, Master of Science, or PhD. The Master of Engineering degree is a course-based degree that is typically completed within one year. The Master of Science degree is a research-based degree that requires the completion of a thesis and typically takes 2-3 years to complete.
Recommended timeline for completing required courses:
PHYS 161-162 University Physics I and II
MATH 103-104 Calculus I and II
CHEM 111-112 Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II
MATH 211 Calculus III
MATH 301 Differential Equations