Economics & Engineering

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Do you enjoy science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM)? Are you also interested in other fields? If you’re excited about exploring a wide spectrum of disciplines like economics, psychology, and political science, along with your STEM courses, the Economics and Engineering (EE) major at Claremont McKenna College may be the perfect fit for you.

Students in the Economics & Engineering (E&E) program spend three years at CMC and two years at an engineering institution. At the conclusion of the five years, they are granted two degrees: a BA from CMC in Economics & Engineering and a BS degree in their chosen engineering field from the college or university they transferred to. Popular engineering majors include civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, operations research, computer engineering and computer science. The E&E program is ideal for students deciding between a small liberal arts college and a larger university, or students who are not ready to commit completely to engineering. With the E&E program, students are able to take advantage of the benefits of both types of institutions.

For the past 20 years, nearly every student who completed the E&E requirements at CMC was admitted to a top-tier engineering school including:

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Ten to fifteen CMC students graduate from this popular but demanding program annually. Historically, many students have gone on to pursue an advanced degree in other disciplines; however, a number of students have taken advantage of the fact that most of these institutions provide an opportunity to add a Masters in Engineering with only a single year of additional effort. Most of these students move into the engineering or financial industries. An E&E graduate has the technical and quantitative skills, economics knowledge, teamwork experience, and breadth of knowledge that informs sound decision-making and makes them uniquely attractive to employees.

If industrial management looks like an attractive career to you, consider Economics & Engineering at Claremont McKenna College.

For more information, contact the 3-2 academic advisor:

Professor Scot Gould.