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Thomas Moses

Professor & Chair of Physics

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Today's engineers must demonstrate technical competence as well as leadership in broader moral, political and social issues. Knox addresses these needs through a "3-2" dual-degree program in engineering offered in cooperation with four of the nation's top engineering schools -- Washington University in St. Louis; Columbia University in New York; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Through the dual-degree program, you can earn two degrees in 5 years: a bachelor of arts from Knox and a bachelor of science in engineering from the cooperating institution or another accredited engineering school that you may choose.

During the first three years, you will complete basic courses in the sciences (including physics, math, chemistry, and computer sciences) and a major, usually in a science or math-related field. This gives you an especially strong background in the sciences and also allows time to explore other interests before you undertake specialized studies in an engineering field.

With the recommendation of the program advisor, you can apply for admission to the cooperating institution of your choice. Specific course and grade point average requirements vary among institutions and different engineering fields, but Knox students have a very strong record of success in admission to and completion of engineering programs.

A variety of fields in engineering are available at each school:

Columbia University
Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth and Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biomedical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering

University of Illinois
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Science and Engineering
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Physics Engineering

Washington University
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical and Systems Engineering
Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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