Engineering physics blends concepts from engineering, physics, and math in an effort to bridge the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. Engineering physicists focus on research and development, design, and analysis, often specializing in frontier areas of engineering including nanotechnology, quantum devices, ultra-fast lasers, adaptive optics, cryogenic electronics, computer simulation of physical systems, solar cells, magnetic storage technology, micro-mechanical systems, and molecular electronics.
With an engineering physics degree, you’ll boost your knowledge of the physical environment while discovering how physics is applied to problem-solving in our rapidly changing high-tech world. In addition to being qualified for positions both in high-tech startup companies and established engineering firms, graduates are also exceptionally well prepared for advanced graduate degrees, with nearly half pursuing higher studies in physics, engineering, and applied sciences.
The engineering physics major contains a core set of physics, applied mathematics, and chemistry courses. You can make it your own with electives in physics, engineering, and humanities. In addition to the requirements for the bachelor of science in engineering physics, you must also fulfill the general graduation requirements of the College of Engineering.
Students interested in declaring an engineering physics major within the College of Engineering should contact an engineering physics faculty advisor.
Students are assigned a faculty advisor in order to guide their academic progress while pursuing a degree in engineering physics. Our faculty advisors provide a wealth of information about the program, research opportunities, and potential career paths. Students must meet with their assigned faculty advisor at least once a semester, prior to registering for classes. Graduating students are advised to visit their faculty advisor the semester prior to graduation, in order to ensure the degree requirements have been met.
Students should prepare for a meeting with a faculty advisor by knowing their current schedule and their plans for the future. Students should bring an advising form, and should visit faculty mentors during their office hours.
Assignments by last name are intended for initial visits. Students are encouraged to work with the same faculty advisor over the course of their academic career, when feasible.