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Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 Previous Edition

Physics and Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Dual Degree

The Department of Physics and Optical Science and  Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science offer a dual degree designed to broaden and enhance the education of students in the mechanical engineering and physics degree programs.  Students can obtain a B.S. in Physics  and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering  dual degree.

To obtain a dual B.S. degree in both Physics and Mechanical Engineering, undergraduate students must complete all requirements for the B.S.M.E. degree as established by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science.  In addition, students must complete 12 credit hours of upper-division PHYS courses specified by the Department of Physics and Optical Science.  A B.S. in Physics under this program will be awarded at the same time as the B.S.M.E.  The B.S. in Physics degree will not be awarded in advance of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (21 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  Students in this major should plan on taking the following courses that meet general education and major requirements.

Restricted Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Math Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option 2:

Technical Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Select four of the following.  (Three of the four must be MEGR courses.)

Physics Courses (12 credit hours)

Elective Physics Courses (3 credit hours)

Select from PHYS 3000-4000 level courses.  The following course is strongly suggested unless a student is also a Mathematics major or minor:

Degree Total = 135-139 credit hours

Grade Requirements

Students must have a 2.0 or above GPA in PHYS courses in order to graduate.  A grade of C or above is required in most PHYS courses before students can progress to the next PHYS course.  Students must also have a 2.0 overall GPA in engineering courses. 

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Physics, visit the program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required.