May 15, 2021
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The concentration in Engineering Physics is for students who wish to combine engineering skills with scientific thinking and scientific skills.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree, students will:
- have the skills that can lead to a career in industry or for pursuing graduate education in physics, engineering, medical physics or law.
- This program is available on-campus
Declaring this Major:
Physics (Civil Engineering) 4-Yr. Plan:
Physics (Electrical Engineering) 4-Yr. Plan:
Physics (Mechanical Engineering) 4-Yr. Plan:
- Students choosing this concentration must specify either an Electrical Engineering (EE) or Mechanical Engineering (ME) or Civil Engineering (CE) specialization.
- Physics 15200 must be repeated if a grade of C- or below is received
- A grade of C- or above in all supporting courses is required
- A maximum of one grade below C- is allowed except for in supporting courses
- A GPA of 2.00 or higher for all courses taken for the major
To earn the B.S. with a major in Physics and a concentration in Engineering Physics, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:
General Education Requirements: Credits 33
- Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details.
- Some majors may require particular General Education courses as specified in their program description. Up to six credits of approved General Education courses satisfying requirements in Areas A and B, and three credits satisfying requirements in Area C, may originate in the major. A grade of C- or higher in each course, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements.
English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6
In addition to the General Education writing course (ENGL 13100) or equivalent), you are required to complete ENGL 23301 or an equivalent second writing course. You are also required to complete COM 11400 or an equivalent oral communication course. Courses meeting these requirements require a grade of C- or better. Click on the PFW College of Science link above for more details.
Language: Credits 6
You must complete two courses at the first-year level in a single international language or in American Sign Language (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency). Click on the PFW College of Science link above for more details.
Core Physics Major Courses: Credits 22
Core Supporting Courses: Credits 16
Additional Physics Courses: Credits 8-11
Additional Supporting Courses: Credits 11-21
Civil Engineering Concentration Core Courses: Credits 20-22
Additional CE/PHYS Elective Courses: Credits 6
Choose two additional Civil Engineering (CE) or Physics (PHYS) courses at the 3000+ level
Electrical Engineering Concentration Core Courses: Credits 19
Additional ECE/PHYS Elective Courses: Credits 6
Choose two additional Electrical Engineering (ECE) or Physics (PHYS) courses at the 3000+ level
Mechanical Engineering Concentration Core Courses: Credits 19
Additional ME/PHYS Elective Courses: Credits 6
Choose two additional Mechanical Engineering (ME) or Physics (PHYS) courses
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120
You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.