Engineering Physics, Bachelor of Science Degree
Engineering physics is designed for the student who desires a background in engineering science, based on a firm foundation of physics, as well as an introduction to computer science. The program is also for students who would like to pursue graduate studies in physics or engineering.
The engineering physics degree program combines coursework in math, physics, chemistry, computer science and engineering, and electrical engineering to offer students a broad understanding of both scientific principles as well as problem-solving skills used by engineers to apply that knowledge.
In addition to core curriculum requirements, students in the bachelor's degree program must complete requirements in three main areas:
- Mathematics and science: The majority of the major requirements fall into this category, and include courses in chemistry, math and computer science in addition to a heavy emphasis on physics.
- Engineering: This requirement includes computer engineering and electrical engineering courses.
- Science and technical electives: Typically taken during the senior year, students work with their advisor to select these electives.
You can view the recommended sequence of courses on the General Course Catalog. Please note that requirements and course offerings may change, and you should consult your advisor to ensure your course schedule meets your individual needs.
The engineering physics program prepares students for employment in a technical field or provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in either the sciences or engineering. Graduates may go on to careers in industry, government or academia. The top three occupations for these graduates were management, engineering and computer services.
According to a 2015 survey from the National Association of College and Employers, bachelor's degree holders in engineering physics had median starting salaries of $60,678.
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