Major, Minors and Certificates
Many students complete the requirements for a departmental major in arts and sciences while completing the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, or satisfy simultaneously the requirements for two engineering majors. The second major requirements consist of the set of specific and elective courses in the discipline which are required by the department for its primary majors. Biomedical/Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical/Mechanical are common double majors. Among the second majors most commonly completed in Arts & Sciences by engineering students are Computer Science, and Mathematics.
Most of the departments in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences have established minors and engineering students are eligible to enroll in them. The courses required for minors are specified by the department/academic program. A minimum of five courses is required, including at least three above the introductory level.
Certificate programs are topically organized courses of study that offer a distinctive, usually interdisciplinary, approach to a subject matter not available within any single academic unit. They include: The Arts; Dance; Film/Video/Digital; Health Policy; Markets and Management Studies; Neurosciences. See Pratt's certificate programs.
International Honors Program
The International Honors Program in Engineering is a certificate program consisting of six to eight semester courses, depending on the foreign language level proficiency of the student. Up to three language courses beyond the intermediate level may be required. With advanced planning, all of the IHP course requirements may fulfill humanities and social sciences or approved elective requirements which are included in the school's engineering programs. Early planning and advising are essential to fulfilling all IHP requirements, which includes an internship or study abroad as part of the baccalaureate degree program. More details can be found on the International Honors Program Web site.
Last updated: June 22, 2012