A student in this program attends Clarion for three years and Case Western Reserve University or the University of Pittsburgh for two years. Upon successful completion of the program the student is awarded a B.S. degree in physics, chemistry, or mathematics from Clarion and a B.S. degree in engineering from the engineering school.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania has cooperative engineering agreements with:
The three/two program has several advantages over a four-year program at an engineering school:
- The student receives a more liberal education in this program and earns two degrees in a five-year period.
- Clarion's tuition and fees are considerably lower than at most engineering schools.
- Students who satisfy all the program requirements are guaranteed acceptance to the engineering school. This is very important since competition for admission to engineering schools is very intense.