Department of Physical Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

Students graduating with an engineering physics degree will be well qualified for jobs requiring highly technical skills and theoretical knowledge. Also, the degree program will prepare students for graduate studies in the fields of physics and engineering. However, those interested in employment immediately after graduation will have numerous alternatives for career choices. Job opportunities for an engineering physics graduate could include employment in industries such as: McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, Texas Instruments, Honeywell, Microsoft, Polaroid, Union Carbide, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Entergy, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Dow Chemical. Also, government agencies such as NASA, National Bureau of Standards, Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, etc., provide additional employment opportunities for engineering physics graduates.

To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in engineering physics, the student must complete eight hours in chemistry, three hours in computer and information science, 18 hours in mathematics, 33 hours in physics (including the core physics courses), and 26 hours in engineering.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements". A specific general education core course does not have to be taken in the semester listed, any other part of the general education core at any time is acceptable as well.
2Excluding MATH 3003 Foundations of Number Systems, MATH 3033 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics,and MATH 4113 History of Mathematics.
3PHYS 3023 Mechanics and PHYS 4003 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics will satisfy the prerequisites for MCEG 3013 Mechanics of Materials and MCEG 4403 Mechanics of Fluids and Hydraulics for engineering physics majors.
4Must complete both the PHYS class and one MATH upper division elective (PHYS course offered in alternating years).