Engineering/Physics 3-2 Dual Degree (Bachelor of Science)

Program Availability

This innovative program allows students to benefit from both a Jesuit, liberal arts education at Creighton University and a technical education in Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Program participants spend three years at Creighton, developing the creativity, communication, and problem-solving skills renowned in a liberal arts education, before completing the additional two years of study in Engineering at Washington University.

Graduates will earn both a B.S. in Physics from Creighton and a B.S. in Engineering from Washington University.  The Engineering degree can provide the technical skills necessary to analyze and solve many of the real-world problems that face civilization today while the Creighton degree, with the strong emphasis on Liberal Arts, will provide the ‘soft’ skills that are necessary for success in the modern work environment.

Engineering Concentrations at Washington University:

  • ​​Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Science and Engineering

For more information about Washington University’s dual degree program with Creighton University please visit Washington University’s Dual Degree Program Website.

What You'll Learn

At Creighton (first 3 years):

  • The fundamental concepts in each of the major areas of physics
  • Fundamental laboratory, data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • How to effectively present the results of quantitative studies


At Washington University in St. Louis (last 2 years):

  • How to apply the principles of math and science to real-world problems
  • How to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  • the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context


In order to be eligible for admission to Washington University’s Combined Program in Engineering, students must complete the following Creighton University courses:

  • Mathematics: Calculus I, II, and III, and Applied Linear Algebra and Diff. Eq. (MTH 245, 246, 347, & 350 or MTH 245, 249, 349, & 350)
  • Physics: two semesters of calculus-based General Physics with lab. (PHY 213 & 214 or PHY 221 & 222, with PHY 205 & 206; PHY 201 and 202 would not be acceptable)
  • Chemistry 203 & 204
  • Computer Science CSC 221
  • Contemporary Composition (ENG 15x)
  • Completion of the Foundations and Explorations levels of the Magis Core, including at least one course in the social sciences
  • Completion of a minimum of 96 credit hours of coursework (a minimum of 90 hours must be transferrable with a grade of C- or better) with a cumulative GPA > 3.25.

To receive your Creighton degree, you will also need to complete the Integrations level of the Magis Core, as well as a major.  The major most compatible with this program is the Applied Physical Analysis Major (Applied Physical Analysis BS Curriculum), although other majors are possible. 

Admissions Requirements

For prospective undergraduate students:

See details on Creighton University’s general admissions requirements.

For Current Creighton students:

For guaranteed admission to Washington University in St. Louis, a Creighton student must:

  • Complete all prerequisite courses at Creighton University
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA
  • Maintain a 3.25 GPA in all science and mathematics courses
  • Receive a letter of support from Creighton’s program director

Tuition & Scholarships

For more information regarding tuition and financial aid for the final 2 years at WashU, please visit their website.