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3-Plus-2 Dual Degree, NCCU Physics - NC State Mechanical Engineering BS Degree

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Program Description

This Degree Program is an agreement between North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) whereby students can earn a B.S in Physics from NCCU and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NCSU. The B.S. in Physics degree program is offered by NCCU through its Department of Mathematics & Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The B.S. in Electrical Engineering is offered by NCSU through its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Under the Dual Degree format students would be first admitted to NCCU and attend for approximately three (3) academic years following a physics curriculum. These students would then transfer to and attend NCSU for approximately two (2) academic years following the electrical engineering curriculum.  General education, science and mathematics course credits earned by students at NCCU will be transferred toward fulfilling degree requirements in engineering at NCSU. Conversely, engineering course credits earned by students at NCSU will transfer back to NCCU toward fulfilling the remaining degree requirements for physics.

The Dual Degree student will be eligible to apply for graduation from either or both institutions at any point in time as they meet necessary requirements for either or both degrees. After completing the academic requirements of both cooperating institutions, the student will have been awarded a B.S. Degree in Physics from NCCU and a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from NCSU.


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NCCU and NCSU are two of the 16 constituent institutions that make up the multi-campus University of North Carolina system of universities for the state of North Carolina. NCCU is located in Durham, NC. NCSU is located in Raleigh, NC.
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NCSU Electrical Engineering Admissions

The numbered list below contains the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply and be considered fortransfer into the College of Engineering at NC State. Since transfer admissions into the College are very competitive, meeting the eligibility requirements only guarantees that a transfer application may be considered; it does not guarantee admission. As such, the minimum requirements listed here should be used as a baseline.

Minimum Requirement Notes:

  • The NC State University course number is written in parentheses for your reference. A course taken at another institution must be equivalent to the exact NC State course and completed with a grade of C or better.
  • If NC State courses are taken, the overall NC State GPA must be at least 2.0. Core courses (chemistry, calculus and physics), also known as C-wall courses, require at least a C.
  • 30 credit hours or more of transferable college-level courses
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA except where otherwise noted below
  • Minimum 4 credit hours of English composition, 4 credits (ENG 101) (One or more English composition (ENG 1**) courses may be combined to fulfill the requirement (total > 4 credits).)
  • College chemistry course with lab, 4 credits (CH 101 and 102)
  • Calculus I, 4 credits (MA 141)
  • Calculus II, 4 credits (MA 241)
  • Minimum 2.5 math GPA on last two math courses at MA 141 level or higher
  • Calculus-based Physics I with lab, 4 credits (PY 205 and PY 206)

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