Engineering Physics Major

Engineering Physicists are involved in designing, developing, and supervising the construction of new and often unique devices utilizing basic scientific information.

IMG1064What is Engineering Physics?

Engineering Physics is an academic program that prepares students for careers in technology research and development requiring more physics than found in traditional engineering programs along with enhanced analytical, computational, and laboratory skills.

Engineering physics graduates work in applied research at the intersection of physics and engineering. The program is designed for those students who have a strong interest in physics combined with the desire to acquire the skills and perspective of the engineering realm. A goal of the program is to prepare students to apply the principles and problem-solving approaches of physics to the solution of engineering problems at the forefront of science and technology.

The Major

This program is ideally suited for those students who have an interest in and aptitude for both physics and engineering. Students completing this program combine the physics education of our traditional B. S. degree with a concentration in one of the engineering areas offered at Parks.

An interdisciplinary option gives students the opportunity to explore various engineering fields before choosing a focus area. The program gives students a broad-based background in physics and engineering and the versatility to adapt to the rapidly changing world of high technology industries.

The curriculum satisfies the requirements for a minor in Engineering Mathematics and has essentially the same physics content as our traditional B.S. degree. Students may select a concentration in aerospace, biomedical, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or choose the interdisciplinary option detailed below. Each student completes a senior design project, typically as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

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