Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Engineering Physics, B.S.


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Requirements for the major in engineering physics, B.S. program


Coordinators: Hoda Abdel-Aty-Zohdy (SECS) with, Andrei Slavin (Physics)

The program in engineering physics is offered jointly by the School of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Arts and Sciences. This program blends the pure and applied, the theoretical and practical aspects of scientific knowledge into a meaningful educational experience. Through the university’s cooperative education program, engineering physics students may opt to combine a relevant work experience with their formal education.

Course requirements (minimum of 128 total credits)

To earn the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in engineering physics, students must complete a minimum of 128 credits, demonstrate writing proficiency (see Undergraduate degree requirements) and meet the following requirements:

General education (excluding mathematics and science) – 28 credits


Professional depth areas – 12 credits


The following two depth areas are offered as typical. Select 12 credits from one of these. Students with different interests can construct different depth areas in consultation with the program coordinators.

Major Standing


To enroll in 3000- or higher level courses and to become candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Engineering Physics, students must gain major standing in Engineering Physics. An application for major standing should be submitted prior to intended enrollment in 3000- or higher level courses.  Forms may be obtained from the SECS Undergraduate advising office or from the SECS website.

To gain major standing in Engineering Physics, students must meet the following requirements:

A) have an average of at least 2.0 (C) in the following mathematics and science courses: MTH 1554 , MTH 1555 , APM 2555 , CHM 1430 , PHY 1510 , PHY 1100 , PHY 1520 , and PHY 1110 .

B) have an average of at least 2.0 (C) in the following engineering core courses: EGR 1200 EGR 1400 , EGR 2400 , EGR 2500 , EGR 2600 , and EGR 2800 .

C) have no more than two grades below C in the required courses in A and B above.

D) have not attempted any course listed in A and B above more than three times. Students may petition to repeat a course a fourth time.

E) have not repeated more than three different courses. Courses in which a W (withdrawal) grade is recorded will not be counted.

Conditional major standing may be granted in the semester in which the student will complete the courses listed in A and B above.

Performance Requirements and Additional General Education Notes


Satisfactory completion of the program requires an average grade of at least 2.0 (C) within each course group: namely, mathematics and sciences, engineering core, and professional subjects (including required professional subjects and professional depth areas). Within professional subjects, at most two grades below C are permitted, at most two different courses may be repeated and a total of three attempts are permitted. Students in this program are not required to complete the college distribution requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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