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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

Program Description

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 Bryn Mawr, apply to transfer into the third year at Caltech to complete two full years of work there. At the end of five years, the student 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.

Students considering this option should consult the program liaison, Senior Lecturer of Physics, Mark Matlin, during registration for Semester I of their first year, as well as each semester thereafter to ensure that all requirements are being completed on a satisfactory schedule.

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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
      • Emily Balch Seminar
      • Quantitative requirement
      • Foreign language requirement
      • Distribution requirements
  • Minimum of one year each of
      • Chemistry
      • Mathematics (including multivariable calculus and differential equations)
      • Physics.
  • Approval of the student's major department, 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.

Note: the Bryn Mawr degree is awarded at the same time as the Caltech degree – that is, at the completion of the five-year program.

Please note that  international students are not eligible for financial aid from Caltech.

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