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Northwestern University - 2017

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The undergraduate curriculum is intended to provide the maximum flexibility consistent with the development of a sound professional preparation. The basic structure presented in all fields of engineering prescribes a distribution of studies: 38% in basic math, science and eng. science; 33% in major field courses; and 29% in social sciences, humanities and unrestricted electives. Flexibility enables honors programs in which students with outstanding credentials can be admitted directly from high school to undergraduate/graduate studies, including the Honors Medical Program - U.G. Eng/Medicine. Other combined programs of study lead to the award of dual degrees: BS/BA (Eng/Arts and Science), BS/BM (Eng/Music), and BS/MS (Eng/Graduate School masters). Co-op is a popular option in all fields of engineering study.