Dual Degree Engineering Program

The Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP) is a part of the Congressional effort to increase the number of minority engineers and scientists and is supported by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and U.S. Army RDECOM Acquisition Center.

With this agreement, a student matriculates three years at EWC and two to three years at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. A student will receive from 100 to 109 credit hours at EWC, which equates to the total hours required by the College for receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. Students may choose to complete two to three more years of study at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to earn an additional 70 to 76 credit hours to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering as described below under the agreement provisions.

Upon completion of the Dual Degree Engineering Program, the student receives a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Edward Waters College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The length of the Program is approximately five to six years. Time of completion may vary depending upon the students preparation and their ability to complete the course work and all other requirements.


  • Students must have an official high school diploma.
  • GPA must be 2.75 or higher in the 4.0 scale when they come to the program.
  • SAT minimum score of 1200 (new scoring system) or ACT of 21 is required.
  • Students must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to stay in the program.
  • A student must have earned 100 to 109 credit hours with no grade lower than "C" from Edward Waters College. The total credit hours include general education courses and major courses as described in the degree plan below.
  • A student must have earned 70 to 76 credit hours with no grade lower than "C" from FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in major courses in electrical engineering as described in the FAMU-FSU curriculum plan.

Dual Degree Engineering Program Objectives

  • To provide good flexibility and opportunity to earn both a liberal arts education and an engineering degree.
  • To provide a better quality education and research in engineering and mathematics as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Core Curriculum to underprivileged minority students at Edward Waters College.
  • To provide a broad background in the humanities and social sciences as well as an excellent technical education.
  • To prepare students to advance in technical management.
  • To provide collaboration on research activities with colleagues, particularly at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and University of Central Florida
  • To fulfill the mission of the Electronic Division of the Army Research Laboratory with faculty and student involvement in their research activities.