Students in the College of Engineering can pursue a dual major in Engineering and Physics, which consists of a regular major in Engineering, plus selected courses in physics. The physics courses required are the complete University Physics sequence for Engineers, plus 11 additional credits in physics at the 300 level or higher, including PHY 350PHY 360, and one between PHY 321, PHY 340, and PHY 560.

Students pursuing this dual major will take courses designed to provide them with the skills required for effective communication, both written and oral, within their discipline in the College of Engineering.

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Major128
Physics Courses Included in the Engineering Major
Option 1:
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Option 2:
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 230Honors University Physics II-III5-6
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Additional Physics Requirements
PHY 350Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism3
PHY 360Introduction to Modern Physics3
PHY 340Classical Mechanics I3
or PHY 321 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
or PHY 560 Quantum Mechanics and Modern Physics I
One physics course at the 300 level or higher2-3
Total Credit Hours160-162

Sample Plan of Study

This plan of study includes only the Physics portion of the Dual major. Please refer to the corresponding Engineering major for the Engineering portion (including general education requirements). 

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours3
Spring
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours4
Year Two
Fall
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
 Credit Hours4
Spring
PHY 340 or 321 Classical Mechanics I
or Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
3
 Credit Hours3
Year Three
Fall
PHY 360 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
 Credit Hours3
Spring
Electives 2-3
 Credit Hours2-3
Year Four
Fall
PHY 350 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours22-23