May 27, 2024  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Engineering and Physics

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

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 , Physics , and Secondary Education in Physics  (Physics Education).

Engineering 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 typically complete two 7 month co-op rotations. During these rotations the students work full-time at an approved co-op site, also maintaining their status as enrolled students at Elizabethtown College. During co-op semesters, students are charged $500 administrative fee and are registered for a zero credit

 . 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 Architectural Studies minor  and 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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