B.S. Requirements, Engineering Concentration

This program is designed for students whose primary interest is in the applications of physics in engineering and advanced technology. The Engineering Concentration integrates the intensive study of the underlying science with training in the practice of engineering. Engineering education requires a solid scientific foundation based on principles of mathematics and physics. Some of the technological fields that require a strong background in physics include materials science, nanotechnology, telecommunications, digital imaging, renewable energy systems, and microelectronics. The Engineering Concentration provides the opportunity to prepare for employment or graduate study in any of these critical areas of innovation. There is also an increasing emphasis on connections among scientific and engineering fields and this degree program provides excellent preparation for an interdisciplinary future. The Engineering Concentration also offers valuable preparation for technology-oriented careers in business management and marketing. The minimum requirement in physics and engineering courses is 37 credits.

In addition to the courses that are required of all physics majors, students in the BS in Physics - Engineering Concentration must complete the following:

            EGR 151 - Engineering Concepts

            PHY 251/ EGR251 - Statics

            PHY 355 - Electronics

            PHY Electives - a minimum of 9 credits selected from the following 
                     220, 340, 398, 400, 405, 406, 410/411, 415, 430, 440, 461, 499 
                     or other physics course(s) at the 200 level or above with 
                    permission from the Chair

            Computer Science - a minimum of 6 credits selected from the following    
                     CSC 152, 153, 207, 341, 370 or 375, or other CSC courses 
                     with permission from the Physics Department Chair.

A Minor in Computer Science, Chemistry or General Management OR an additional 12 credits in physics, engineering or mathematics