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Would a degree from an engineering school or a duel diploma with a liberal arts school and an engineering school give an engineering student a more well-rounded education?

As a student with many interests, spaning from stem to art-history, it is hard to tell what kind of institution will be best suited for me. Would you suggest a program that is soley at an engineering school, or would a duel degree with an engineering school and a liberal arts college be better for me? I'm concerned that I am going to miss oppertunities either way. Any advice? #women-in-stem #stem #steam


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Jackson’s Answer

Hello Rosa. I do not fully understand your question of engineering school vs. liberal arts school. In general, having 2 degrees where one in engineering and one in art-history would make you a better rounded person. I only have one engineering degree. I wish I took the time in college to take a variety of courses. However, my financial situation at the time limited my options.

Since you are in Marietta, GA, I assume you looked into Kennesaw State University. KSU has College of Engineering & College of Humanities. If you have the interests and willing to take the classes, get one degree from College of Engineering and one degree from College of Humanities.


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Liz’s Answer

Hello Rosa
While having 2 degrees might make you a more rounded person from a recruitment position one might not add value to the other. For example if you are interested in Chemical Engineering an Arts degree might not add value. My advice is that you ask yourself what you want to be in the future. If you definitely are interested in Engineering see what type matches more with your vision for the future. There are certainly types of engineering and industries that might take more advantage of a background in arts than others. It is a matter of self reflection and investigation. There are always ways to make a balance. In my personal experience I have an Engineering degree but I take as many art courses as I can in my free time. Art is not only one of my hobbies but at certain times it has also been a side job. Good luck!

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Jacinda’s Answer

Hello Rosa. You have many options when it come to attending a liberal arts schools and still achieving your goals for engineering. I actually attended a liberal acts school and they had great programs in the sciences for students. Create a list and do a bit of research on the final 3 on your list to see who would be the best fit based on your wishes. Good Luck!


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Lai’s Answer

I went thru similar question when I was in College. I had a dual major - Information Science and Finance. I found the STEM courses helped me build a good knowledge foundation. Highly recommend it.


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