Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics Undergraduate Program

The engineering physics program is designed for undergraduates with an interest in both science and engineering. The program is focused on those students who wish to work in areas of rapid technological change, where a good background in the underlying science is an important ingredient to a successful career. The curriculum includes classical and modern physics, mathematics, and their applications to one or more areas of engineering, thus allowing students to learn the physical science and engineering principles underlying modern technology. Four design concentrations are offered:

  • Aerospace Systems: Aircraft track OR Spacecraft track
  • Chemical Systems
  • Digital Electronic Systems
  • Electromechanical Control Systems

Each option incorporates a significant design component and provides a strong base in one or more engineering disciplines. The degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

For programs in physics, see Physics and Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the online catalog.

Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Engineering physics graduates will be capable of:

  • Completing or successfully progressing toward completion of an advanced degree in graduate or professional school,
  • Using their analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills to conduct research or contribute to technology development projects, individually or as a team member,
  • Using their background knowledge in physics and engineering fundamentals as a foundation for developing new knowledge and experience in their chosen disciplines.


Professional Opportunities

The broad training and technical breadth of the engineering physics degree program provide students a unique flexibility in their future careers.  They have the science background to pursue pure research opportunities, the engineering and design experience to solve practical problems in industry or a variety of other settings, and the understanding to act as a communication link between highly diversified divisions of an organization.  Engineering physics graduates typically work in aerospace and avionic industries, electronics industries, research and development laboratories, telecommunications, design and consulting firms, and government agencies, such as defense contractors.  The degree program also prepares students to attend graduate or professional school in physics, engineering or related disciplines.