The Engineering Physics concentration is designed for students who are interested in the advancement of technology and the physics that undergirds such technological progress. Students in this concentration are well-prepared to pursue a career in the high-tech industry or continue their studies in an applied physics or engineering graduate school.
This four-year concentration differs from our 3-2 Engineering program in that students stay at Gordon for their undergraduate career and receive a physics degree upon completion. This concentration prepares students to make contributions in fields as diverse as biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, renewable energy, medical physics, and many others.
Required Courses for the Engineering Physics Concentration
In addition to the required courses listed near the bottom of this page that all physics majors must take, the following four courses are required for the engineering physics concentration.
|PHY125||Introduction to Engineering and Applied Science|
|PHY328||Strength of Materials or PHY371 Selected Topics|
For the engineering physics concentration, the physics department also strongly recommends these courses:
Required Courses for All Physics Majors
|PHY121, 122||Introductory Physics I, II|
|PHY214/MAT214||Mathematical Methods in Physics I|
|PHY339||Electricity and Magnetism I|
|PHY391, 392||Junior Seminar I, II|
|PHY471, 472||Research I, II|
|PHY491, 492||Senior Seminar I, II|
|MAT141, 142||Calculus I, II|
|Two of the following courses:|
|CHE111, 112||Principles of Chemistry I, II|
|CPS121||Introduction to Programming|
|CPS122||Object-Oriented Software Development|