In 2016, UNC Pembroke and N.C. State University established a joint engineering degree program allowing students to spend three years at UNCP and two years at N.C. State and graduate with bachelor’s degrees from both institutions.

Dana Lamberton was among the first cohort of students at UNCP to take advantage of the 3-plus-2 program. This summer, she becomes the first student to transition to N.C. State.

Under the program, UNCP students must complete the required courses for an applied physics degree, then transfer to NCSU to spend the next two years working toward a degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering.

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Originally published July 2, 2019.