Across Disciplines. Across the World.

The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis aspires to discover the unknown, educate students and serve society. Our strategy focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, and security. Through innovative partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — we will contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.

Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world.
Why Heather Shohet chose our Dual Degree Program
"As I was nearing graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from my previous school, I was nervous about which steps to take next. I didn’t have a job lined up, and I also couldn’t see myself starting grad school without a clear purpose or future direction in mind. Although I had always thought about going into “Engineering,” I still wasn’t quite sure what that meant. It seemed like one of those words that people use all the time, even though no one really knows what it means except for the actual engineers.
While making my decision, I spoke with a previous Dual Degree student who highly recommended the program, and I also consulted with my professors and a few professionals in the field about some other options I was considering. After realizing that everything else seemed uninteresting in comparison, I decided to transfer to Washington University in St. Louis to pursue my second degree in Chemical Engineering. 
Although it was a challenging transition at first, it is definitely one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The classes are engaging, the staff is always there to help, and every student in the program genuinely wants to succeed and go on to do great things. The schedule has been extremely demanding, but definitely worth it for the knowledge and experience I have gained that will help me in my future career as an engineer. In addition, because of connections I made through Wash. U. and also with the help of the Career Center, I was able to line up an internship with one of the major oil companies, and recently received an amazing offer for a full-time position after graduation.”
Heather ShohetYear: Class of 2013Major: Chemical EngineeringAffiliated School: Williamette University
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Why Heather Shohet chose our Dual Degree Program

"As I was nearing graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from my previous school, I was nervous about which steps to take next. I didn’t have a job lined up, and I also couldn’t see myself starting grad school without a clear purpose or future direction in mind. Although I had always thought about going into “Engineering,” I still wasn’t quite sure what that meant. It seemed like one of those words that people use all the time, even though no one really knows what it means except for the actual engineers.

While making my decision, I spoke with a previous Dual Degree student who highly recommended the program, and I also consulted with my professors and a few professionals in the field about some other options I was considering. After realizing that everything else seemed uninteresting in comparison, I decided to transfer to Washington University in St. Louis to pursue my second degree in Chemical Engineering.

Although it was a challenging transition at first, it is definitely one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The classes are engaging, the staff is always there to help, and every student in the program genuinely wants to succeed and go on to do great things. The schedule has been extremely demanding, but definitely worth it for the knowledge and experience I have gained that will help me in my future career as an engineer. In addition, because of connections I made through Wash. U. and also with the help of the Career Center, I was able to line up an internship with one of the major oil companies, and recently received an amazing offer for a full-time position after graduation.”

Heather Shohet
Year: Class of 2013
Major: Chemical Engineering
Affiliated School: Williamette University

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Why Mitch Hain chose our Dual Degree Program
I chose the Dual Degree Program at Wash. U. because I liked physics and math, but wanted to study subjects that were more practical for today’s working world. I chose to study mechanical engineering because it is a discipline with many different focuses in which to choose, and applies many concepts from physics.
Wash. U. has a much larger campus than my previous institution, and has a much more professional atmosphere. Right away, I felt comfortable with the other Dual Degree students because we were all in the same situation of being transfer students at a new school.
In my opinion, studying and living with the other Dual Degrees is the best part of the program; you instantly have multiple friends and colleagues with which you have things in common. I have truly enjoyed collaborating with each of them in class and on major projects. I would recommend the Dual Degree Program to students who want to further their education in engineering and have a great experience along the way.
Mitch HainYear: Class of 2013Major: Mechanical EngineeringAffiliated School: Nebraska Wesleyan University
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Why Mitch Hain chose our Dual Degree Program

I chose the Dual Degree Program at Wash. U. because I liked physics and math, but wanted to study subjects that were more practical for today’s working world. I chose to study mechanical engineering because it is a discipline with many different focuses in which to choose, and applies many concepts from physics.

Wash. U. has a much larger campus than my previous institution, and has a much more professional atmosphere. Right away, I felt comfortable with the other Dual Degree students because we were all in the same situation of being transfer students at a new school.

In my opinion, studying and living with the other Dual Degrees is the best part of the program; you instantly have multiple friends and colleagues with which you have things in common. I have truly enjoyed collaborating with each of them in class and on major projects. I would recommend the Dual Degree Program to students who want to further their education in engineering and have a great experience along the way.

Mitch Hain
Year: Class of 2013
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliated School: Nebraska Wesleyan University

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Why Dillon Martinez chose our Dual Degree Program
"My experience being involved in the Dual Degree Program here at Wash. U. has been amazing. I would have to attribute a good portion of that to my fellow Dual Degree students. We all come from different backgrounds, with diverse personalities, and contribute each in our own way to the melting pot that is this program. From this melting pot, we have formed a community that has provided assistance, comfort, friendship, and fun.
This program has also opened a doorway into a level of academia that I have never seen before. For the record, Washington University in St. Louis is hard! That’s one of the reasons it is recognized as a great institution. With this higher degree of difficulty, I have been constantly pushed and passed my academic limits. That was what I came here for.
My experience at Wash U. hasn’t been strictly academic. I have had the opportunity to become involved in a few of the many student groups on campus. My most memorable would have to be Carnival. This a Latin dance performance put on by students in the spring semester. I learned and performed tango.”
Dillon MartinezYear: Class of 2014Major: Biomedical Engineering (BS)/Systems Science & Mathematics (MS)Affiliated School: Greenville College
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Why Dillon Martinez chose our Dual Degree Program

"My experience being involved in the Dual Degree Program here at Wash. U. has been amazing. I would have to attribute a good portion of that to my fellow Dual Degree students. We all come from different backgrounds, with diverse personalities, and contribute each in our own way to the melting pot that is this program. From this melting pot, we have formed a community that has provided assistance, comfort, friendship, and fun.

This program has also opened a doorway into a level of academia that I have never seen before. For the record, Washington University in St. Louis is hard! That’s one of the reasons it is recognized as a great institution. With this higher degree of difficulty, I have been constantly pushed and passed my academic limits. That was what I came here for.

My experience at Wash U. hasn’t been strictly academic. I have had the opportunity to become involved in a few of the many student groups on campus. My most memorable would have to be Carnival. This a Latin dance performance put on by students in the spring semester. I learned and performed tango.”

Dillon Martinez
Year: Class of 2014
Major: Biomedical Engineering (BS)/Systems Science & Mathematics (MS)
Affiliated School: Greenville College

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Why Rob Lahue chose our Dual Degree Program
"The Dual Degree community at Wash. U. has exceeded my expectations. The faculty, and especially other Dual Degree students, are incredibly friendly and helpful. The transition here was also very smooth, and I had no trouble integrating into the larger engineering community. Wash. U. is a challenging school, but there is no shortage of support." 
Rob LahueYear: Class of 2014Major: Electrical EngineeringAffiliated School: Elon University
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Why Rob Lahue chose our Dual Degree Program

"The Dual Degree community at Wash. U. has exceeded my expectations. The faculty, and especially other Dual Degree students, are incredibly friendly and helpful. The transition here was also very smooth, and I had no trouble integrating into the larger engineering community. Wash. U. is a challenging school, but there is no shortage of support." 

Rob Lahue
Year: Class of 2014
Major: Electrical Engineering
Affiliated School: Elon University

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