Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics (B.S.) With Concentration In Engineering


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Program: B.S.
Department of Physics    
College of Science

Kettler Hall 126B ~ 260-481-6306


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.

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus

Declaring this Major:

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:


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.

Concentration Specializations


Additional CE/PHYS Elective Courses: Credits 6


 Choose two additional Civil Engineering (CE) or Physics (PHYS) courses at the 3000+ level

Additional ECE/PHYS Elective Courses: Credits 6


Choose two additional Electrical Engineering (ECE) or Physics (PHYS) courses at the 3000+ level

Additional ME/PHYS Elective Courses: Credits 6


Choose two additional Mechanical Engineering (ME) or Physics (PHYS) courses

General Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120

Total Credits: 120


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. 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. 

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