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Undergraduate Dean's Office
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Lower Level
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610)526-5375
Fax: (610)526-7560

Office Hours
9am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

3-2 Program: Engineering & Applied Science

The College has negotiated arrangements with the California Institute of Technology whereby a student interested in engineering and recommended by Bryn Mawr may, after completing three years of work at the College, apply to transfer into the third year at Caltech to complete two full years of work there. At the end of five years, she is awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree by Bryn Mawr and a Bachelor of Science degree by Caltech. Programs are available in many areas of specialization.

In her three years at Bryn Mawr, the student must complete the Emily Balch Seminar, quantitative, foreign language, and distribution requirements, as well as a prescribed science program and the basis for a Bryn Mawr major. In the past, students completing this program have had majors at Bryn Mawr in mathematics or physics. Students do not register for this program in advance; rather, they complete a course of study that qualifies them for recommendation by the College for application in the spring semester of their third year at the College. Prerequisites for recommendation include completion of courses required by Bryn Mawr and a minimum of one year each of chemistry, mathematics (including multivariable calculus and differential equations), and physics. Approval of the student's major department is necessary at the time of application, as the department must agree to accept the transfer of credit from the Caltech program back to Bryn Mawr to complete the major department's requirements. Please note that the Bryn Mawr degree is awarded at the same time as the Caltech degree--that is, at the completion of the five-year program. Students considering this option should consult Senior Lecturer of Physics, Mark Matlin, liaison for the 3-2 Program in Engineering and Applied Science, at the time of registration for Semester I of their first year and each semester thereafter to ensure that all requirements are being completed on a satisfactory schedule.

As of April, 2006, international students are no longer eligble for financial aid from Caltech.