Why Dual Degree?
For nearly forty years, Covenant has had an established Dual Degree Program with the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this program, students attend Covenant for three years and then transfer to Georgia Tech for their final two years. While at Covenant, students learn the foundations of engineering in conjunction with a reformed liberal arts education. The two years at Georgia Tech are spent in concentrated studies of their chosen branch of engineering. At the completion of this program, the student then receives both a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science from Covenant College and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in their respective branch of engineering.
From an academic point of view, Dual Degree students are better prepared than students that enroll directly into Georgia Tech. Students that come to Tech as freshmen face the difficult "weeding" process of the first two years. Statistics show that approximately 2/3 of the students that enroll as freshmen never graduate from Georgia Tech. Because of the quality of education at Covenant, the size of the classes, and the rigor of the program, Dual Degree students adjust well to the Georgia Tech environment and typically excel beyond their peers. Every student that has left Covenant on the Dual Degree program has graduated from Tech, and most of the students have made the Dean's List.
The Covenant/Tech Dual Degree Program offers an ideal synthesis of the large vs. small school dilemma. Enrolling at Covenant for the first three years offers students the opportunity to take advantage of small school life: a close group of friends, caring professors, and a safe environment for personal growth. Covenant is ideal in its size, location, and mission for students to enjoy the small school experience. Completing the program at Georgia Tech offers the other side of college life: a large, international university in the heart of a major city. The size and location of Tech offers students the entire spectrum of opportunities, activities, and contacts that makes large universities so appealing to many students.