Academic Preparation

Selecting a Major & Specialization

There is no “pre-engineering” major at Agnes Scott College. The Georgia Institute of Technology uses a holistic review process, which includes consideration of the following factors: academic preparation, course requirements by major, grade point average, personal essays, transfer credit, contribution to the community, major selection, and institutional fit. Therefore, Dual Degree students at Agnes Scott College should explore, reflect upon, and pursue a major and specialization that align with their academic interests. Equipped with both the rigorous liberal arts and STEM foundation required by the two degrees, Agnes Scott College Dual Degree graduates bring to their career aspirations in engineering a lifelong understanding of complex global issues and the ability to lead strategically and honorably.

Requirements

  • 92+ credit hours
    • All general education requirements
    • 64+ credit hours must be completed in residence at ASC, which includes ASC approved study abroad programs
  • Select an ASC Major
    • All Dual Degree Students are required to declare an ASC major by the end of their second year and remain “on track” with ASC major requirements (whereas “on track” means that you would be able to finish the major in 4 years if you decided to stay at ASC). Note: You do not have to select a science or math major at ASC. Rather you should explore ASC majors and select the major that aligns with your academic interests! Remember that the Dual Degree Program is designed to support students in the pursuit of a liberal arts and engineering education
    • Optional: Completion of a major (or minor) is not required. The program is not designed to provide for the completion of an ASC major. Students receive a B.A. degree from ASC and the transcript will reflect a “major” in “Dual Degree Engineering.”  However, if you complete all of the major (or minor) requirements prior to transferring to Georgia Tech, they will be reflected on your transcript instead of Dual Degree Engineering.
  • Select a Specialization
    • All Dual Degree Students are required to declare a Specialization, when they declare their ASC major
    • Optional: Completion of a Specialization is not required. Most Dual Degree students take 4-5 courses a semester, with ⅓ of their bachelor's degree being satisfied by SUMMIT, ⅓ by the engineering prerequisites, and ⅓ by their declared ASC major requirements. With planning, students are able to complete either a Global Learning or Leadership Development Specialization. All specialization requirements must be completed prior to transferring, if a student desires the Leadership Development/Global Learning Specialization to be awarded with the ASC Bachelor of Arts degree
    • Students may only study abroad the semester before transferring if all ASC requirements are satisfied

Prerequisites

  • GPA requirements:
    • 3.0 (or 3.3) or higher for overall GPA
      • Chemical and Biomolecular, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, and Mechanical Engineering majors require a 3.3 on a 4.0 grade scale
    • 3.0 (or 3.3) or higher for the math/lab science GPA
      • Chemical and Biomolecular, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, and Mechanical Engineering majors require a 3.3 on a 4.0 grade scale
    • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in each course sequence (English, Mathematics, Sciences)
      • C or better is required in all courses (Georgia Tech does not recognize ASC’s grade forgiveness policy)
    • Note: Georgia Tech does not utilize a +/- grading scale. The overall and STEM GPAS are evaluated based upon the Georgia Tech Grade Point Average Calculation: https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/grade-point-average-calculation (http://catalog.gatech.edu/rules/5/)
  • Select an Engineering Major:
    • Admissions requirements, including both required and recommended courses, vary by engineering major.
    • Dual Degree ASC students should explore the engineering majors and meet with the Dual Degree Engineering Advisor at the start of each semester to reflect upon both when and why they are satisfying these requirements as part of how their academic purpose is shaping the design of an individualized educational plan: https://coe.gatech.edu/academics/undergraduate-academics
    • For more information:

ASC course

SUMMIT

GT course

AE

BME

ChE

CE

Env E

EE

CmpE

ISyE

MSE

ME

NRE

ENG 110

Leadership Development

ENG 1101

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

LDR 101

ENG 1102

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MAT 118

MATH 1551

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MAT 119

MATH 1552

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MAT 206

MATH 1553

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MAT 220

MAT 2551

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MAT 309

MAT 2552

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MAT 2602

X*

BIO 110

Intellectual Breadth (Leadership Skills/SUMMIT in STEM)

BIO 1510

X*

X*

CHE 150 & CHE 150-L

CHEM 1211k

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CHE 220 & CHE 220-L

CHEM 1212k

X

X

X

CHE 150 & CHE 220

CHEM 1310

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

PHY 202

PHYS 2211

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PHY 203

PHYS 2212

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BIO/CHE/PHY

Science

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

X

CS 1371

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

X*

CS 1301

X

X

X

non-English language, etc.

Global Learning

Humanities

HIS 108, HIS 109, or POL 102, etc.

Intellectual Breadth

Social Sciences

 

Co-curricular Experiences

Georgia Tech offers the Dual Degree program with Agnes Scott College to support students seeking an undergraduate education that combines the value of the liberal arts and engineering. Competitive dual degree applicants demonstrate their preparedness for success in the rigorous engineering curriculum by developing a strong liberal arts and science & mathematics foundation, as is evaluated and evidenced by their meeting or exceeding of the minimum GPA (overall, science/math) and course sequence requirements (English, Mathematics, Sciences). However, Georgia Tech is also seeking dual degree applicants who will enrich the campus community and contribute to women’s leadership in the field of engineering. Therefore, there is no checklist for students to follow. Rather students should work with the Dual Degree Advisor to reflect upon their engagement in personally meaningful global and/or leadership co-curricular experiences.