Students who want to pursue interdisciplinary interests in depth may wish to enroll in a dual degree program. There are no minimum semester hours required, but the require- ments for both degrees must be satisfied. To complete two degrees in an optimum time, students should consult with an assistant dean in the Engineering Student Services Office at the earliest opportunity. Students will also be required to consult with the dean's office in the college from which the second degree is earned. Popular combinations are:
Engineering and business administration
The management option is the most popular, but the option in marketing is an excellent combination for the engineering student planning a career in technical sales. Because of course sequence requirements, students should begin the dual degree program in their sophomore year.
Instead of a dual degree, students with a 3.0 GPA or higher should consider an MBA, or the engineering management option of the M.S. degree in industrial engineering.
Agricultural engineering and grain science and industry
The two most popular options are feed science and management, and milling science and management.
Construction science and architecture
Students enrolled in architectural engineering and construction science and management programs that also earn a dual degree in architecture have additional opportunities in the building industry.
Civil engineering and geology
Students interested in specializing in foundation engineering are advised to complete the B.S. degree requirements in civil engineering plus the requirements to qualify for the B.S. degree in geology.
Chemistry and chemical engineering
In addition to the required courses in chemical engineering, interested students should take courses in foreign languages and chemistry to qualify for the B.S. degree in chemistry.
Electrical engineering and computer engineering
This dual degree allows a person to function across a wider range of technical areas.
Electrical engineering and mechanical engineering
Some job opportunities in the fields of energy, controls, and heating and air conditioning require the combined background of these two areas.