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.

Degree Requirements

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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.

Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics can be found in the Engineering Physics Advising Guide. 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 academic advisor.

Advising and Mentoring

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Students are assigned an academic advisor and a faculty mentor in order to guide their academic progress while pursuing a degree in engineering physics. Our academic advisors and faculty mentors provide a wealth of information about the program, research opportunities, and potential career paths. Students must meet with their assigned faculty mentor and academic advisor at least once a semester, prior to registering for classes. Graduating students are advised to visit their academic advisor the semester prior to graduation, in order to ensure the degree requirements have been met.

Meeting with a faculty mentor

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Students should prepare for a meeting with a faculty mentor by knowing their current schedule and their plans for the future. Students 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 mentor over the course of their academic career, when feasible.