Earn both your Engineering and Physics degrees with this unique 5-year program.
Lewis University and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have partnered to let you obtain your Physics, B.S. from Lewis and your Mechanical Engineering, B.S. from NIU.
How does the program work?
This program allows you to take advantage of the strengths of both Lewis and NIU. Your program starts at Lewis with your core Engineering courses. By your fifth or sixth semester, you will be taking courses at both institutions.
Applicants to the Joint Program must be admitted by both Lewis and NIU. In addition, any current Lewis student may, with Lewis University's permission, apply for the program, and will be considered for admission by NIU using its usual transfer student criteria. Students must meet Lewis and NIU criteria for satisfactory academic progress in order to remain in the Joint Program, including a minimum 2.75/4.0 GPA in their Lewis courses. Transfer credit earned from other institutions prior to enrollment at Lewis must meet NIU transfer credit requirements. For students enrolled in the Joint Program, NIU 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 NIU approval by filing a student petition in accordance with existing Lewis and NIU regulations. NIU courses will be offered in DeKalb or at the Naperville Campus. Students must satisfy all published requirements of the institution granting the degree.Share ➤