Apr 26, 2018  
College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Engineering and Physics

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Scanlin (Chair), Atwood, DeGoede, Estrada, Gravé, Hager, Read-Daily, Stuckey, Wunderlich

For more information, please visit the Department’s website or check your course syllabi, which are available through the course instructor or at the High Library.

The Department of Engineering and Physics’ principal goal is to prepare graduating students to compete successfully for desired professional positions or to be accepted into highly selective graduate programs. This is achieved by challenging our students with a significant and complete education in engineering and the sciences within a close-knit, safe and personal environment, integrated by the rich atmosphere and liberal arts curriculum of the College. Our programs are born of a sense of cooperation between professors and students, and between student peers. In our cooperative environment, we motivate students to become increasingly self-aware, independent thinkers and to develop teamwork and communication skills. While technical and scientific competence is the bedrock of our students’ competitiveness, students also develop distinctive traits of caring and collaboration, which are becoming increasingly important in a world striving for meaning, harmony and peace. The knowledge, skills and character development attained by our students yield a sense of self-assurance founded in professional success and personal fulfillment.

Majors Offered

The Department of Engineering and Physics offers majors in Engineering , Computer Engineering , Industrial Engineering Management , Physics  and Secondary Education in Physics  (Physics Education). In addition, the Department participates in the General Science Education program .

Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Management students are also eligible to complete their degree under a co-op option. The Co-Op Program extends the 4-year degree into a 5-year program. Under this option the students are required to complete two seven-month co-op rotations. During these rotations, the students work full time (35+ hours/week) at an approved co-op site, thereby maintaining their status as full time students as participants in this degree option. During co-op semesters, students are charged an $500 administrative fee and are registered for a zero credit EGR470 Internship in Engineering course. Scholarships and grants are deferred during co-op semesters. Financial aid is not awarded during co-op semesters. Any student participating in the co-op program should notify the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Students may choose to live on campus with standard room and board fees during co-op rotations, but must live in off-campus housing during the 5th year.

Minors Offered

The Department of Engineering and Physics offers a Technical Design minor  and a Physics minor . The Department also participates in the General Science minor .

Honors in the Discipline

The Department of Engineering and Physics participates in the College Honors in the Discipline Program. For guidelines, students should consult the Department Chair.

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