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Undergraduate Catalog | 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2024-2025

Physics and Computer Engineering, B.S. Dual Degree

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The Department of Physics and Optical Science offers two dual degree opportunities with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  These dual degrees are designed to broaden and enhance the education of students in engineering degree programs.  Students can obtain a B.S. Physics and B.S. Electrical Engineering dual degree or a B.S. Physics and B.S. Computer Engineering dual degree.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

Currently Enrolled Students

  • Declaration of Major:  Engineering majors wishing to declare the B.S. in Physics degree are eligible to do so after meeting the above requirements.

Degree Requirements

To obtain a dual B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and Physics, undergraduate students must complete all requirements for the B.S.Cp.E. degree as established by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  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 of C or above.  A B.S. in Physics under this program is awarded at the same time as or after the B.S.Cp.E.; the B.S. in Physics degree will not be awarded in advance of the engineering degree.

Students in this dual degree program are not required to fulfill the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences Foreign Language Requirement .

General Education Requirements (31-32 credit hours)

For details on required general education courses, refer to the General Education Program . Total hours to satisfy General Education Requirements may vary as some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major with departmental approval. Please see your advisor for information. 

Technical Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

1) Select three ECGR 4000-level courses  that are not required as part of the B.S.Cp.E. curriculum. 

2) The remaining two technical elective courses may be chosen from any of the following that are not part of the B.S.Cp.E. degree requirements.  A maximum of one PHYS 3000/4000 level course may be used to satisfy this elective requirement.

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 129-132 credit hours

Progression Requirements

A GPA of 2.0 or above in PHYS and engineering courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 or above is required.  A grade of C or above is required in most PHYS courses before students can progress to the next PHYS course. 

Honors Program

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

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