3+2 Engineering: Dual Enrollment Agreement
The 3 + 2 Engineering agreement between Eastern and Villanova provides a student with the best of both worlds: the intimacy of a small liberal arts Christian university for its core and mathematics, and the resources housed in a multi-million dollar facility for its engineering. Villanova University is ranked by U.S. News and Word Report as one of the Top 10 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
Students complete three years at Eastern, working through Eastern’s unique liberal arts core, with its focus on faith, reason and justice, as well as the required mathematics and physics background. These are followed by two years at Villanova. At the end of the five-year program, students will receive two degrees: a BA in applied mathematics from Eastern University and a BA in engineering from Villanova University.
Students can choose from four engineering programs at Villanova: computer, electrical, civil, or mechanical.
Why Choose 3+2 Engineering Dual Agreement at Eastern?
Faith Integration: We strive to learn mathematics with vigor while considering how mathematics can inform our understanding of Christ. We examine how God's creation is revealed through applied mathematics and how His Nature is revealed through pure mathematics.
Academic Community: Our department is a community of students that develop close and supportive relationships with one another. Our faculty come alongside students as mentors to facilitate the reaching of their potential. Class sizes are small and individual attention is abundant.
Faculty Research: Our faculty are engaged in research in functional analysis, including ill-posed problems and operator theory as well as group theory and cohomology. Work is also being done in the field of mathematical philosophy.
Academic Enrichment: The department offers a drop-in tutoring service known as The Abelian Group for students in any mathematics class. Strong upperclassmen have opportunities to serve as tutors in the program.
Instrumentation: Eastern's mathematics department owns a Wolfram Mathematica site license which can be used by all current students as well as its own GNU-Linux server for its computer science courses.