Northwestern College to offer dual degree with Washington University

Northwestern College has reestablished a partnership with Washington University in St. Louis that enables students to earn two degrees in five years, one of which is an engineering degree.

Students in the program spend three years at Northwestern College earning a bachelor’s degree, typically in a field foundational to engineering, such as biology, chemistry, computer science or math. NWC credits then transfer to Washington University and become the basis for a degree in one or more of WashU’s programs: biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or systems science and engineering.

After two years at Washington University, students graduate with degrees from both Northwestern College and Washington University. Students also have the option of completing a sixth year at Washington University to graduate with a master’s degree in engineering.

Ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 engineering schools, Washington University has dual-degree partnerships with more than 80 colleges and universities, placing Northwestern’s engineering offering on par with WashU partners such as Grinnell College and Loyola University.

Northwestern students interested in exploring their engineering options are also eligible to participate in Washington University’s 11-day, intensive engineering January Term at a discounted rate. Learn more about the J-Term and Northwestern’s engineering dual-degree program at