The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Radford University and the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) offer a joint program in mathematics and engineering. This is a dual degree program in which the student will receive a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics from Radford University and a B.S. in engineering from Virginia Tech.
The approximate time required for a student to complete these programs is five years. During the first two to three years, the student completes the major requirements in mathematics, as well as most or all of the Core Curriculum requirements at Radford.
Some introductory engineering courses should also be completed while the student is at Radford; these are typically taken during the summer. The student then transfers to Virginia Tech and, in two or three additional years, completes the requirements for a degree in engineering.
Participants in this program who have a grade point average of 3.0 or above, who meet all normal transfer requirements of Virginia Tech, who have completed the equivalent of ENGE 1024 and ENGE 1104 or ENGE 1114 at Virginia Tech, and who are recommended for admission by the dual degree program advisor at Radford University will be assured admission to the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Once all degree requirements for both Radford University and Virginia Tech are satisfied, the student then receives a degree from each institution.
For the dual degree program in mathematics, the student should choose, early in the program, the intended engineering major at Virginia Tech. This choice will affect the curriculum that the student undertakes at Radford.
All students in this program must be prepared to take MATH 151:MATH 152 during the first year and MATH 251:MATH 252 during the second year. The student will also take MATH 260, MATH 346, ITEC 120, PHYS 221:PHYS 222, Chemistry (CHEM 101 or CHEM 103), CORE 101:CORE 102, and other Core Curriculum and upper-level courses during their second and, typically, third years in the program. These Core Curriculum and upper-level courses will be chosen, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, to fulfill the requirements of the major in mathematics (applied mathematics concentration), as well as to complement the student’s intended engineering curriculum.
The student will be encouraged to take an introduction to engineering course at Virginia Tech as early as the summer between the first and second years of the program. The remaining requirements of the mathematics major and of the chosen engineering major will then be completed after the student has transferred to Virginia Tech. Further details about this program can be obtained by contacting the department chairperson.