How do my career prospects compare with traditional engineering degree students?
Students who select the EPP Double Major graduate with a regular accredited engineering degree in ChemE, CE, ECE, MechE or MSE, so you don't really lose any options in terms of a traditional engineering job. The same is true for CS. A large proportion of our double major students pursue a traditional technical career.
What is the advantage of an EPP degree?
The advantage of the double major is an added set of skills and perspectives which make you able to do a better job of dealing with the social and ethical responsibilities that all professionals face. Employers recognize these skills. Hence, many will view you as more attractive even for a traditional engineering or CS job. The EPP department is contacted by firms every year to recruit EPP graduates because of their satisfaction with the knowledge and skills acquired by the EPP graduates.
What are the typical jobs that are open to EPP students?
You've done the double major degree. This opens up a collection of other options which are not available to most technical graduates. These include jobs in policy analysis in federal, state, and local government, in public policy consulting firms, and in large corporations which must deal with issues like government regulation, environmental control, worker health and safety, product liability and safety, telecommunications policy, green design, and the social impact of large technological systems. Besides being interesting areas, there is another reason to think about getting qualified for jobs in these areas. From time-to-time, the bottom falls out of the traditional engineering job market. You could look upon an EPP double major degree as a way to invest in a bit of future employability insurance.
Can I pursue graduate studies after my undergraduate?
EPP Double Majors also enroll in graduate programs, in engineering or other fields, based on their interests in EPP focus areas.