A pre-engineering program will prepare students for further education in the field of engineering as they earn a bachelor’s degree in a similar field. Students intending to become engineers may follow one of three plans. The first option is to complete a bachelor’s degree at Ripon and then do advanced work leading to a Master of Science in engineering from a technical school. The second option is to study three years at Ripon and three years at an engineering school; students following this plan receive a bachelor’s degree from Ripon and a master’s degree from a technical school. The third option is to study three years at Ripon and two years at an engineering school; students following this plan receive bachelor’s degrees from both institutions. Students in these programs need strong aptitudes in mathematics and science and should enroll in mathematics and physics courses during their first semester of coursework at Ripon College.
Ripon College also offers a Pre-Engineering Scholars Program through Washington University in St. Louis. Students spend three years at Ripon and two years at Washington University and earn a bachelor’s degree from Ripon and a master’s from Washington University.