Boyd 208 • 678-839-6550
S. Basu‑Dutt (Chemistry), R. Kath (Geology), J. Talbot (Physics)
The Engineering Studies Program offers two distinct engineering transfer programs designed to be compatible with the undergraduate programs of a large number of engineering schools. These programs feature courses usually offered in the first two years of engineering work, including math, physics, chemistry and basic engineering courses. Additional work in the core curriculum areas of the humanities and the social sciences provide the solid basis for a smooth transition to engineering schools' programs.
The "2+2" regent's Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) allows students to spend two years at the University of West Georgia in a specially designed engineering track before transferring to the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to the "2+2" program, the "3+2," or Dual Degree, program allows a student in approximately 5 academic years to obtain both a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Geology from the University of West Georgia and an engineering degree from either Georgia Tech, Mercer University, University of Georgia, or Auburn University.
Under the Dual Degree, the liberal arts degree will be awarded by the University of West Georgia after completion of the hours listed below and the required hours of course work in an approved program of study at the second institution. Under both the Dual Degree and the RETP programs, the engineering degree will be awarded upon completion of the appropriate junior and senior years of study in the particular engineering program chosen.
To be admitted to the RETP program, the student must be a resident of Georgia, have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a combined SAT score of 1090 or higher (560 math, 530 verbal). Students not meeting these requirements may be admitted to the RETP program at a later time based on their academic performance at West Georgia.
Students interested in engineering should contact the appropriate engineering advisor soon after enrolling in the program to plan their schedules and to learn of special requirements.