Students in this dual degree program are not required to fulfill the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences foreign language requirement (see the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences section of this Catalog for additional information).
Freshmen and Transfers
Minimum GPA: 2.0 (cumulative and Physics)
Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses: Complete the following with grades of C or above and no more than 2 attempts per course:
Declaration of Major: Engineering majors wishing to declare the B.S. in Physics degree are eligible to do so after meeting the above requirements.
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 with an average grade C or above. A B.S. in Physics under this program will be awarded at the same time as or after 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.
General Education Courses (21-22 credit hours)
For details on required LBST and UWRT courses, refer to the General Education Program. Students in this major should plan on taking the following Social Science course that meets general education and major requirements.
Students are required to satisfy the Design Elective with either MEGR 3216 or MEGR 3221. Students may take MEGR 3216 and MEGR 3221 in order to satisfy the Design Elective and one Technical Elective (in which case MEGR 3216 satisfies the Design Elective and MEGR 3221 satisfies a Technical Elective or Concentration Elective for any concentration).
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.
For details about the Honors Program in Physics, visit the program page.