2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2019-20 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, BS, Concentration: Engineering Physics

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About the Program

Apply Now Students combine the basic principles of physics with the applied nature of engineering in order to identify underlying physical relationships and merge them with engineering processes and techniques.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C- required for all College of Engineering and Sciences courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (32 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (18 Credits)

Engineering Electives (10-12 Credits) - Select from the options below.

Physics Electives (3 Credits) - Choose any Physics or Astronomy course 30000-level or higher

Free Electives (3-5 Credits) - Student may choose any course(s) to fulfill this requirement.  Free Electives needed are based on Engineering Elective Specialization choice and can be flexed to meet the 120 credit hour requirement.

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C- required for all College of Engineering and Sciences courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 6 (16-17 Credits)

Semester 7 (12-13 Credits)

Semester 8 (12-14 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Upper division courses are offered on a two year rotation. Contact an advisor to determine the specific semester a particular course will be offered. Certain courses may only be available at one campus location.

Any individual course within CES must be a C- or better, but the average GPA for all disciplinary courses (CHM, ECE, ENGR, ME or PHYS courses) must be at least 2.50.

At least 3 credit hours of PHYS, CES, or Free Electives must be 30000 level or higher.

Note 1: Engineering Elective: Choose from CE 27300, ECE 27500, ECE 27001, ECE 36201, ME 31200, ME 31300, and ME 41600. Other CE, ECE, ENGR, ME or MSE courses can be substituted with an advisor’s permission. Students pursuing a Mechanical Engineering specialization should take CE 27300, ME 31200, ME 31300, and ME 41600. Students pursuing an Electrical Engineering specialization should take ECE 27500, ECE 27001, ECE 36201.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

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For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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