A student enrolled for either program completes three years of study at Bethel College and two additional years of study at the cooperating university selected. At the end of one year of satisfactory study at the university, Bethel College awards a B.S. degree in mathematics/physics, and at the end of the second year the university awards a B.S. degree in engineering.
As part of Bethel College’s requirements, each engineering student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for Trine University and 3.3 for University of Notre Dame; earn a grade of at least “C” in all courses in the major; and receive a favorable recommendation from the chair of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science and the chair of the Division of Natural Science and be accepted by the one of the cooperating institutions.
These are Bethel College’s requirements and may not correspond to the cooperating institutions requirements. The student should talk to one of Bethel’s advisors of the engineering students about the current requirements of each of the cooperating universities. During the third year of study at Bethel College, the student must officially apply for admission to the cooperating university as part of the transfer process. Students interested in majoring in engineering should contact the Office of Admissions and the divisional chairperson for further information regarding performance standards and available programs.
Sheri Campeau, assistant professor of engineering, runs Bethel’s unique 3-2 engineering program. As part of her own undergraduate work for GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University), she completed a co-op with General Motors and secured a job there well before graduation, laying the foundation for her 20-year career with the company. There, she worked in manufacturing engineering, training and as a vehicle systems engineer, among other roles.
Read her story and learn about the unique 3-2 program in the fall 2016 issue of Bethel Magazine.