Students wishing to prepare for a career in engineering may do so through a cooperative program between Francis Marion University and Clemson University.
Dual-Degree Program in Engineering
The dual-degree program in engineering is a cooperative program between Francis Marion University and Clemson University. Under this program, a student will spend three years at Francis Marion University in a special pre-engineering curriculum and two years at Clemson University studying an engineering discipline. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science (or Arts) degree in an appropriate field from Francis Marion University.
Admission to Clemson University is guaranteed for students who earn a C or better in all courses in the dual-degree curriculum and have a grade point average of 2.5 or better at Francis Marion University.
During the first three years at Francis Marion University, a student participating in the dual-degree program must complete a form entitled, "Intention to Persue the Dual-Degree Program at Clemson University," and send it to the Associate Dean of Engineering in the College of Engineering at Clemson University. Formal application for admission to Clemson University should be made during the Fall semester of the third year at Francis Marion University.
Curriculum Requirements at Francis Marion University
Students participating in the dual-degree program are expected to meet the following curriculum requirements at Francis Marion University:
1. A minimum of 86 hours must be completed with a grade of C or above in each course. (A course may be retaken to improve the grade to C or better, but grades in all courses will be considered by Clemson University in determining a student's grade point average.)
2. All General Education Requirements at Francis Marion University must be met. However, in order to simultaneously satisfy the General Education Requirements at Clemson University, the following courses are recommended:
English 112 and 200
Computer Science 212 or 226
Economics 203 and 204
Political Science 101 or 103
Literature (6 hours)
History (3 hours)
Art 101, Music 101, or Theatre 101
2 Humanities Electives
Mathematics 201 and 202
Physics 200 and 201
3. In addition, the following courses in science, mathematics, and computer science must be completed (44 hours):
Physics 200, 201, 202, 220, 314
Mathematics 201, 202, 203, 301, 306
Chemistry 101, 102
Computer Science 212 or 226
4. A minimum of 7 hours of electives must be selected in consultation with advisors at Clemson University and Francis Marion University. The selection will be influenced by the student's choice of engineering major. Recommended courses include the following:
SPCO 101 or English 318
Physics: 301, 306, 310, 425
Mathematics: 304, 305, 312, 425
Chemistry 201, 202 (Chemical engineers only)
Computer Science: 226, 227