McDaniel College, Carroll Community College and Washington University in St. Louis Sign Agreements to Benefit Engineering Students

Release Date
2019-11-12
Contact
Trish McCarthy Carroll, Chief Communications Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
Press Release

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey along with Rosalie Mince, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll Community College, and Ron Laue, Assistant Dean of the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, signed memorandums of understanding benefiting students interested in engineering careers during a ceremony held Oct. 16 at McDaniel. 

These new articulation agreements provide seamless pathways for Carroll students who are earning the associate’s degree in Engineering to transfer and complete their bachelor’s degrees in Physics with a specialization in Engineering at McDaniel, as well as for McDaniel students who are earning the bachelor’s degree in Physics with a specialization in Engineering to enroll at WashU. McDaniel students have the option to complete a second degree, either a bachelor’s or master’s, in Biomedical, Chemical, Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Systems Science and Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at WashU. 

McDaniel students can choose to spend three or four years at the college before entering the dual-degree program at WashU where they can receive a second bachelor’s degree in an engineering field, a second bachelor’s degree, as well as a master’s degree in Engineering, or enroll in an Engineering master’s program after completing a bachelor’s degree in Physics at McDaniel. 

According to President Casey, “Our new engineering track at McDaniel is a direct result of the growing interest among our current and prospective students to enter engineering careers. We are delighted to be able to partner with both Carroll and WashU to provide students with the option to earn up to three degrees, including a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel, on one unified career pathway.” 

“Carroll’s STEM Scholars program draws many of the county’s very best students to the College,” said Mince. “The pathway within Carroll County for these students to transfer from Carroll Community College to seamlessly move into the Physics/Engineering program at McDaniel is a wonderful way for us to keep this high caliber talent in the county.  The additional partnership with WashU extends that academic pathway all the way to the master’s degree.”

“McDaniel is exactly the type of institution we want to affiliate with in our engineering dual degree program,” said Laue. “Our program is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula and we like to think of our graduates as ‘liberally educated engineers’ with strong communication and problem-solving skills, a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, and a high-quality technical education.” 

In addition to engineering, McDaniel and Carroll have established other articulation agreements. Students in the exercise science pathway at Carroll can earn a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at McDaniel and Carroll students earning an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) in Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education can complete their bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education or the Secondary Education/PreK-12 Education minor at McDaniel.    

McDaniel is only the second college in Maryland to be affiliated with WashU.

More information about Carroll’s engineering program can be found at https://www.carrollcc.edu/Pathways/Engineering-Area-Pathways/.

For more information about McDaniel’s physics major and minor, as well as the engineering specialization, visit www.mcdaniel.edu/undergraduate/the-mcdaniel-plan/departments/physics.

Visit https://engineering.wustl.edu for more information about the McKelvey School of Engineering at WashU.

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Carroll Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll) provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 136,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at www.carrollcc.edu.  

McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20 graduate programs. One of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” McDaniel emphasizes experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration to develop the unique potential in every student. Represented by the Green Terror, its 24 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. A student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students offers access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., plus a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu

The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis is ranked among US News & World Report's top 50 Engineering Schools, and focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship and security. https://engineering.wustl.edu