E1. Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary for definitions.
The university will admit up to five students per year on the recommendation of Reed College. Recommended students must satisfy the university's G.P.A. requirements for transfer students, which may differ from year to year and which are not necessarily the same for Washington residents and non-residents.
Computer science degrees are also available under the engineering programs described later in this section.
Computer Science and Engineering Master of Science
The student interested in this program will be expected to announce an intention to apply for the joint degree program at the beginning of the junior year. This student will be expected to complete three years of work as a mathematics or physics major at Reed College including a minimum of 22 Reed units (at least 20 of which, including the distribution requirements, must be earned at Reed). At the beginning of the senior year the student will transfer to OGI to continue study in computer science and to perform research and write a thesis to satisfy the requirements of both degrees. The two degrees will be awarded concurrently.
This program will require the Reed student to prepare in core areas of computer science through certain Reed mathematics courses. Success in the M.S. program will depend both on the student's ability and motivation, and on how well he or she is prepared to undertake graduate-level coursework in computer science.
Admission to the engineering school is contingent on the college's recommendation and the student's having met certain course requirements of the engineering school while at Reed. Typical course requirements are two years of physics, one or two years of chemistry, and two years of mathematics, including differential equations. Normally, students with a G.P.A. less than 3.0 should not expect to be recommended. Admission to the specific field of engineering preferred by the student is not guaranteed; the student's academic record can be relevant.
Admission to Caltech is not automatic upon recommendation, but is subject to review by Caltech and may depend upon factors that cannot be anticipated. Caltech does not guarantee financial aid to otherwise eligible students.
While admission to the other programs is also subject to review by the participating school, admission can usually be expected upon recommendation.
Students should plan to take the Graduate Record Examination and make formal application for admission to Duke during the third year at Reed. In the summer following the third year, the student should begin work at Duke.
Pre-Medical and Pre-Veterinary
Course prerequisites for veterinary school usually include the courses above plus additional specific courses, such as biochemistry or upper-level biology. Since there are more than 100 domestic medical schools and 30 veterinary schools, the student may encounter variation in the number and character of admission requirements. Students should be acquainted with the specific requirements and programs of the schools to which they apply.
Most medical schools do not expect students to necessarily focus their undergraduate studies in the sciences. Breadth in the humanities and the social sciences is encouraged; nonacademic factors are very important. Students considering pre-medical or pre-veterinary studies are strongly encouraged to make contact with pre-medical advisers and the career services office early in their undergraduate careers to prepare a competitive application. In addition to offering pre-medical advising, the career services office maintains a library of resources essential to the pre-medical school planning process, including the guide Preparation for Medical School at Reed, available online, which includes important timelines and health care internship information. It is strongly recommended that students take advantage of additional services by attending informational seminars, seeking assistance with the application process, and using mock interviews. Graduating students who plan to take time off before applying to medical or veterinary school should discuss their plans with a pre-medical adviser before graduation.
E3. Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:
Report the number of holdings. Refer to the most recent Academic Libraries Survey for corresponding equivalents.
E4. Books, serial backfiles, electronic documents, and government documents (titles) that are accessible through the library's catalog: 544,616
E5. Current serial subscriptions (paper, microform, electronic): 16,447
E6. Microforms (units): 242,537
E7. Audiovisual materials (units): 20,470