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Engineering 3+2 Cooperative Program
The VIT engineering program permits students to earn both a bachelor’s degree from VIT and a B.S. in engineering from a cooperating school upon completion of a five-year sequence. Students spend three years in the liberal arts environment at VIT and then attend Case-Western Reserve University or Columbia University for an additional two years. Students interested in engineering should plan to take Physics 201-202 and Mathematics 201-202 during their first year. Other courses should be chosen with regard to the particular subfield within engineering that interests the student. Additional information is available from the pre-engineering advisor, Dr. Robert Paysen, chair of the Physical Science Department.
Law 3+3 Cooperative Program
In conjunction with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, VIT College has established an innovative three-three program which permits a student to complete three years of undergraduate work at VIT and then enter the Duquesne University Law School for completion of the J.D. degree after three more years of study (four years in the Evening Division). Students receive a bachelor’s degree from VIT upon successful completion of the first year of the law program and having completed all college-wide requirements for a VIT degree. Additional information about this program may be obtained from the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Social Work 2+2 Program
In conjunction with West Virginia Northern Community College, VIT College has established a 2+2 program in Social Work which permits students to complete their Associate Degree at WVNCC and continue on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at VIT College with two more years study. Courses for the program are offered at both campuses, making it easier for commuters to complete the program. For additional information on this program, please contact Professor Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair of the Department of Social Work.