A B.S. degree in engineering physics fulfills the growing need for programs compatible with a career in engineering. The engineering physics curriculum retains the benefits of a strong liberal arts program, while it prepares students to pursue applied physics or graduate engineering training or to move directly into engineering physics careers. Most physicists in the industrial environment hold engineering positions, and the curriculum is designed to emphasize the natural association of physics and engineering.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in traditional physics. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all physics and pre-engineering courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Engineering physics majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
The comprehensive requirement for engineering physics majors is the passing of an oral examination (PHYS 490. Physics Senior Comprehensive) in the second semester of the senior year.