BA/BS in Economics and Engineering


Students interested in receiving a bachelor of arts degree with a major in economics from CMC and bachelor's degree with a major in engineering from a second academic institution have two options under the Economics-Engineering program. The programs are an extension of the successful Management-Engineering (ME) program, but have more requirements and students complete full majors in economics and engineering. The first option (Option I) is a dual degree program of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) and Harvey Mudd College (HMC). The second option (Option II) is a dual degree program of Claremont McKenna College and other certified engineering programs. Like the ME program, both options of the Economics and Engineering program are designed for students interested in a liberal arts education, together with a demanding curriculum in both economics and engineering. Students who plan to major in Economics and Engineering are expected to complete five (or more) courses per semester. New students may enroll in five courses during their first semester. Professor Higdon is the program advisor.


Option I: Claremont McKenna College and Harvey Mudd College

Students in this five-year program spend three years at CMC and two years at HMC. In addition, students complete all general education requirements of both HMC and CMC, except for the senior thesis at CMC. Upon completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics from CMC, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in engineering from HMC.

Under a joint admissions agreement, CMC students with a grade point average of 9.50 or higher, who have completed all required courses for the program during their years at CMC and meet HMC's other grade requirements, are guaranteed admission to HMC. Deadline for application is Feb. 1 of the junior year.


Option II: Claremont McKenna College and Certified Engineering Schools

This option allows CMC students to complete a full major in economics at CMC and then transfer to an engineering institution of their choice and earn a degree in engineering. Upon completion of the engineering program, students will earn a bachelor of arts degree with a major in economics from CMC and a bachelor's degree with a major in engineering from the engineering program.

During the three years at CMC, students must complete all general education requirements, except for the senior thesis, and all CMC requirements for the economics major. At the end of the junior year, students transfer to an engineering school of their choice, where they complete that institution's requirements for graduation with a major in engineering. Upon receipt of the degree from the engineering institution, CMC students receive their BA from CMC with a major in economics.