Marvin Johnson, Ph.D., Program Director
Office: Naraghi Hall of Science - N164
Phone: (209) 667-3466
Stanislaus State and the University of the Pacific (UOP) are offering a unique joint program for students seeking a career in engineering. Students may earn a bachelor’s degree at Stanislaus State in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or another major in the sciences and continue taking courses at UOP to earn a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Through this program, preparation and opportunities can be enhanced for a career in engineering by also obtaining a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or another science. Industry is interested in hiring graduates who are articulate, versatile, and well-rounded-assets that will increase substantially with a second degree.
Employers know that, when combined with the engineering degree, a second degree in math or science leads to increased depth and technical strength. And this program is a great opportunity for students to earn as they learn. A Cooperative Education component offers full-time paid practical experience under the supervision of an engineer with a degree.
To participate in this program, students enroll at Stanislaus State and complete all General Education requirements, the prerequisites to both majors, and the Stanislaus State major. Then they can transfer easily to UOP to complete one of several Engineering majors with three years of additional full-time study. After completing one year at UOP, with proper planning, students will be eligible to receive a Stanislaus State bachelor’s degree. Through a joint agreement between Stanislaus State and UOP, an approved Transfer Program Agreement provides a guaranteed admission to UOP’s Engineering major.
Students will be required to complete a minimum of 30 specified units at Stanislaus State and achieve an overall grade point average of 2.00 and a 2.75 in courses indicated on the Transfer Program Agreement. By carefully planning a full-time program of study, two bachelor’s degrees can be received in no more than six years. This timeframe includes an opportunity to enroll in a Cooperative Education program, thereby earning an income, and obtaining valuable practical experience and knowledge of the industry.