CSB/SJU partners with Washington University in St. Louis for our Engineering Dual Degree Program.

CSB/SJU partners with Washington University in St. Louis in one of the country’s premier 3-2 (and 3-3) engineering programs for liberal arts students. Since 1973, the Engineering Dual Degree Program has offered a distinctive education that creates breadth of skill, depth of knowledge and wealth of opportunity.


Program Overview

  • Begin your education at CSB and SJU, benefiting from small classes, personal mentoring and the wide variety of opportunities in involvement, study abroad, faith engagement, undergraduate research, NCAA Division III athletics and more.
  • Develop the strong academic, communication and social skills provided by our liberal arts education.
  • Gain the technical knowledge, adaptability and grit needed for success in engineering while benefiting from the resources – career centers, alumni networks, etc. – of both institutions.
Clear criteria lead to Engineering Dual Degree admission rate of nearly 90%.
  • Include engineering prerequisites in your liberal arts coursework
  • Achieve a minimum 3.25 GPA – cumulative both overall and in STEM
  • Apply to WashU Engineering – no application fee, no additional testing
  • Have the endorsement of your school’s pre-engineering advisor
Every student admitted to Dual Degree can enroll in one of two tracks.
  • 3-2 Option: Liberal arts bachelor’s degree + engineering bachelor’s degree
  • 3-3 Option: All of the above + engineering master’s degree
Every Dual Degree student is eligible for some kind of financial support.
  • 3-2 Option: Need-based financial aid – US citizens and Permanent Residents
  • 3-3 Option: Automatic tuition discounts – 50% year 1, 55% year 2, 60% year 3
  • 3-2 and 3-3: Merit-based scholarships – separate application required

Attending CSB/SJU opens a door and defines a pathway to earning an engineering degree at WashU. For more information, please visit or email

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dean Langley
Advisor, Pre-Engineering

Md Abdul Fazal
Advisor, Pre-Chemical Engineering