Do you like to investigate a problem and then implement a potential solution? Do you want to open the door to careers in nearly every field, including computers, aerospace, biomedical, and even the arts? Are you drawn to the idea of a technical career but also want to be a well-rounded person and explore diverse interests?
Consider the Converse-Clemson Engineering Partnership, and earn two degrees which will provide you with a versatile liberal arts perspective, as well as a strong technical skill set to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.
The Converse-Clemson partnership is based on earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Mathematics.
Visit the Clemson website to learn more about the tracks available in the Converse-Clemson Engineering Partnership.
About the Converse-Clemson Engineering Partnership
According to Forbes Magazine, engineers are among the most sought-after professionals in America. They are also among the most well-paid. Engineers solve exciting and challenging problems and work for companies in just about every industry – from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits dedicated to improving the human condition.
Converse and Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science share a common goal of increasing the number of women engineers. Why? Because as a woman you bring different perspectives and methods to a traditionally male-dominated field. Businesses are beginning to recognize that female engineers often bring unique abilities to think critically and creatively, capacities to collaborate and communicate, sensitivity for the problems of others as well as a strong sense of ethical principles. And that’s a recipe for success.
In the Converse-Clemson partnership, you will earn two degrees upon completion of the program: a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from Converse, and a Bachelor of Science from Clemson in one of their nine engineering disciplines (bioengineering, biosystems, chemical, ceramic and materials, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical).
Unlike with more rigid, traditional engineering programs, with the Converse-Clemson partnership you will:
- Benefit from two distinct academic environments, first Converse’s supportive, personal liberal arts environment, then Clemson University’s renowned General Engineering Program.
- Have more time to explore and confirm your long-term career goals before committing to an irreversible path
- Gain more career flexibility with degrees in two diverse areas
- Have support to explore your own diverse academic, athletic, or extracurricular interests
- Be especially equipped with the confidence and broad skill sets necessary to advance in technical management roles
Together with your academic advisor, you will decide on a set of pre-engineering courses that will best fit your interests and anticipated Engineering major. You’ll also complete the basic requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree, a minimum of 90 semester hours, at Converse before transferring to Clemson. To ensure admission into the Clemson engineering program of your choice, you’ll need to earn grades no lower than “C” in all courses, and maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5.
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