The Academic Program

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

4+1 Partnership with Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science

The College’s 4+1 Partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science allows a student to begin work on a Master’s degree in Engineering while still enrolled as an undergraduate at Bryn Mawr. Students may apply to the program as early as their fourth semester or as late as their seventh semester. Applicants are required to major in math or a relevant science and to have both a major and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, a minimum 3.0 GPA in all math, science, and engineering courses, or “STEM GPA”. Applicants are also encouraged to submit GRE scores. Successful applicants are permitted to take up to three graduate courses at Penn while undergraduates through the Quaker Consortium. These courses would count towards a student’s undergraduate degree and at the discretion of her major department might also count towards a student’s major. Successful applicants may also be eligible to participate in Penn’s summer undergraduate research program.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, students in the 4+1 Partnership would then matriculate at the University of Pennsylvania and complete her Master’s Degree. Students who had already completed three graduate courses would be able to complete the degree (seven remaining courses) in one year.

Penn Engineering has posted information tailored to prospective 4+1 students on its website. Students interested in this program should also consult their major adviser. It may be advisable for such students to enroll in one or more introductory engineering courses at Penn during their sophomore year to learn more about engineering and better prepare for graduate level courses.