Alongside our longstanding Physics Program (science) established in 1895, we added an undergraduate Engineering Physics Program (engineering) in 2006. Our Engineering Physics Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET through the year 2020.

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Undergraduate Objectives

Our engineering physics program aims to educate students to become professionals with in-depth knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and engineering to understand physical systems; to research, design, and solve problems; and to provide the foundation for graduate study and lifelong learning. Our objective is to prepare graduates who will successfully pursue:

  • Advanced studies leading to research and/or professional careers in Engineering
  • Advanced studies leading to research and/or professional careers in Physical Science
  • Careers in Engineering Physics or related technical and professional fields

Enrollment and Graduates

58 undergraduate majors in Fall 2014. Our students declare a major in the Freshman or Sophomore year. 13 students earned a BSE degree in academic year 2013–14.

Undergraduate Student Outcomes

We expect our graduates to demonstrate that they have attained the following skills:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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