Joint Degree Program with IIT
Earn both your Engineering and Physics degrees with this unique 5-year program.
Lewis University and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) have partnered to let you obtain your Physics, B.S. from Lewis and your Engineering, B.S. from IIT.
How does the program work?
This program allows you to take advantage of the strengths of both Lewis and IIT. Your program starts at Lewis with your core Engineering courses. By your fifth or sixth semester, you will be taking courses at both institutions. And most classes during your final four semesters will be conducted at IIT's downtown campus.
Choose from two Engineering specializations at IIT
- Mechanical Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
Applicants to the Joint Program must be admitted by both Lewis and IIT. In addition, any current Lewis student may, with Lewis University's permission, apply for the program, and will be considered for admission by IIT using its usual transfer student criteria. Students must meet Lewis and IIT criteria for satisfactory academic progress in order to remain in the Joint Program, including a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA in their Lewis courses. Transfer credit earned from other institutions prior to enrollment at Lewis must meet IIT transfer credit requirements. For students enrolled in the Joint Program, IIT will accept transfer credit completed with a grade of "C" or better which has been accepted by Lewis, provided the student has obtained prior Lewis and IIT approval by filing a student petition in accordance with existing Lewis and IIT regulations. IIT courses will be offered at the Rice Campus in Wheaton and on the Main Campus in Chicago. Students must satisfy all published requirements of the institution granting the degree.