Engineering Physics (BS)

The engineering physics concentration is part of the physics major.

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 (B.S.) upon completion. This concentration prepares students to make contributions in fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, renewable energy, medical physics, and many others.

In addition to the required courses listed near the bottom of this page that all physics majors must take, the following courses are required for the engineering physics concentration:

PHY125 Introduction to Engineering      
PHY211 Statics      
PHY355 Quantum Mechanics      
PHY328 Strength of Materials OR       PHY261 & 262 Introdution to Material Science & Lab
PHY471 Research I      
CHE111 & CHE112 Principles of Chemistry I, II OR     CPS121 & 122 Introduction to Programming & Object-Oriented Software Development

The following are optional courses, recommended depending on the engineering field of interest:

PHY340 Optics      
PHY341 & PHY342 Electric and Magnetic Fields II & Lab


PHY121 & Lab Introductory Physics I
PHY122 & Lab Introductory Physics II
PHY221/MAT221  Mathematical Methods in Physics I
PHY225  Electronics
PHY226 Electronics Lab
PHY283 Modern Physics
PHY284 Modern Physics Lab
PHY293 Mechanics 
PHY294 Mechanics Lab
PHY338 & PHY339 Electric & Magnetic Fields I & Lab
PHY372 Thermal Physics
PHY391 & PHY392 Junior Seminar I, II
PHY491 & PHY492  Senior Seminar I, II
MAT141 & MAT142 Calculus I, II
MAT223 Calculus III
MAT225 Differential Equations