Marge McIlwain Teaching Mathematics

Engineering Dual Degree Program

The Engineering Dual Degree Program provides a solid foundation for you to make your mark on the world. SJC will guide you on your way to becoming a successful individual by providing a rigorous curriculum that will excite and challenge you. By earning your degrees in both Mathematics and Engineering in just five short years, you will be ready to take the engineering world by storm. As our professors put it, you will be building your capacity to address some of the most challenging issues facing society today, equipped with the unique perspective provided by a liberal arts education.



Earn two Degrees:

BS in Mathematics from SJC* 

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Valparaiso University

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*Upon completion of a two year engineering program at Valparaiso University

Why Engineering Dual Degree Program?

  • 1 Upon completion of the program, you will have earned two degrees, a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics from SJC and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Valparaiso University, giving you a competitive edge.
  • 2 With a degree in Mathematics, you will have a solid foundation to continue pursuing an engineering degree.
  • 3 Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that, in the next eight years, over 67,000 new engineering jobs are being added to the field, making almost 280,000 jobs available in this field.

Careers Using Mathematics/Engineering 

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Computer Engineer

Why Study Mathematics/Engineering at Saint Joseph's College?


At SJC you will become a better communicator, learning to write, speak, and collaborate with people from all walks of life. SJC will allow you to develop a solid foundation in math and liberal arts to start you on your path to a career in engineering.

Dedication to Excellence

The SJC Mathematics faculty members take pride in having many years of experience in multiple fields. Our Mathematics faculty are dedicated to their students' learning and growth. Personal relationships are built among faculty and students resulting in a close-knit Math family. As a result, our faculty members are able to build on students’ strengths and give students the personalized attention they need for this rigorous program, while the liberal arts education allows students to form an ethical foundation for their chosen career.

Faculty and Class Size

The Department of Mathematics at SJC consists of faculty members who hold master’s or doctoral degrees in their fields of expertise.The average class size ranges between 10 and 15 students.

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.