Dual-Degree 3/2 Programs

Baldwin Wallace offers numerous 3/2 programs, providing a very effective and efficient way for students to earn an advanced degree. These programs enable full-time students to earn both their bachelor's and master's degrees with only one additional year of study.

Human Resources and MBA

Students earn a bachelor's degree in human resource management and a human resources MBA. The MBA provides students with critical managerial and leadership skills that will enable them to understand strategic and operational issues in managing human capital in organizations. The curriculum is based on the Human Resource Certification Institute requirements and prepares students in fundamental and strategic knowledge and application areas. BW's MBA is a recognized graduate degree program by the Society of Human Resource Management. Because the program is very applied in nature it is critical that students gain significant work experience. Students may apply for the MBA program in their junior or senior year.

Computers/Technology and MBA

Five-year programs are offered to specially qualified undergraduate students who combine a major in computer science, cybersecurity analyst or software engineering with a minor in business administration and an MBA. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for positions in management that require strong technical backgrounds, good communication skills, and an in-depth understanding of the business world. Students enroll in the MBA in their fourth and fifth years of study.

Chemistry or Physics Leading to Engineering

Combining the rigor of engineering coursework with the benefits of a liberal arts-focused education is at the core of BW's pre-engineering program. Upon satisfactory completion of the three-year pre-engineering program (chemistry or physics) and additional two years at an engineering school, you can receive a bachelor of arts degree from BW and Bachelor of Science degree from the engineering school. BW has an affiliation with Case Western Reserve University. Another option is to complete a BS science major at BW and then transfer to an engineering school for additional studies.

Psychology or Sociology Leading to Social Work

Baldwin Wallace has a 3+2 affiliation with Case Western University, leading to a bachelor’s degree psychology or sociology from Baldwin Wallace and a Master’s in Social Service Administration (professional social work) from Case Western Reserve. Students complete three years of study at Baldwin Wallace. In the third (junior) year they apply for admission to the senior year in Professional Studies Program at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

At the successful completion of the first year of the graduate program at Case Western Reserve (30 semester credit hours), Baldwin Wallace will award the bachelor of arts degree. Case Western Reserve will award the MSSA at the successful completion of the graduate program, at which time the student has the academic qualifications to test for certification as a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio. Persons holding a Master’s in Social Service Administration and the LISW are fully qualified to supervise social service casework, manage social service agencies and establish their own private practice in counseling.