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Modified Engineering Sciences Major
Students with primary interest in engineering can create a cross-disciplinary modified engineering sciences major with another discipline by taking six courses in engineering and four courses in the modifying discipline plus all prerequisites and culminating experience.
For additional information about majors, courses, and degree requirements:
Modified Major Options
Dartmouth offers pre-approved modified engineering sciences majors in the following disciplines:
For students interested in biotechnology.
For students interested in chemical engineering.
For students interested in computer engineering.
For students interested in geotechnical engineering.
For students interested in engineering management or finance.
For students interested in environmental engineering.
For students interested in technology and public policy.
For students interested in architecture or product design.
Creating Your Own Modified Major
Students interested in creating a modified major different from the ones listed above should plan their modified major in consultation with their faculty advisor and Professor Douglas Van Citters, chair of the department of engineering sciences. The proposed modified major must include a coherent program of study with substantial engineering sciences content and must be approved in writing by the chair and filed with the Dartmouth Registrar.
In many cases, it may be advisable for students to pursue an existing major or minor, instead of create their own modified engineering sciences major. For instance:
- Students with interest in engineering and physics may pursue the Engineering Physics Major.
- Students with interest in engineering and medicine may choose to pursue the Biomedical Engineering Sciences Major.
- Students with interest in combining engineering with chemistry and physics may pursue the Materials Science Minor.
- Students with interest in human-centered design may opt for the Human-Centered Design Minor or choose to modify their major with human-centered design.
- Students, whose primary interest in a non-engineering discipline, may also modify any Dartmouth major with engineering sciences.
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