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School of Mathematics, Computing, Physics and Astronomy Physics and Engineering Dual Degree

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YOUR ENGINEERING CAREER STARTS AT UW-STEVENS POINT WITH THE PHYSICS-ENGINEERING DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM

The physics-engineering dual-degree program at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point provides a broad base of skills designed to integrate with a variety of UW System engineering programs.

Students can earn a degree in physics and a second degree in engineering in just five years. This comprehensive program allows you to gain expertise for a career in biomedical, civil, electrical, industrial, materials or mechanical engineering.

Why Study Physics and Engineering at UW-Stevens Point?

You can earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from UW-Stevens Point and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from UW-Milwaukee in a total time of five years! Approximately three years (roughly 90-95 credits) of the program are spent at UW-Stevens Point and approximately two years (roughly 60 credits) at UW-Milwaukee. Note: The start of the five-year timeline corresponds with enrollment in MATH 225 (Calculus I) at UW-Stevens Point. There are many variables that affect the time to degree for each individual student.

UW-Stevens Point Dual-Degree Program Course Requirements

Complete all requirements of UW-Stevens Point’s General Education Program (GEP) for the physics B.S. major. UW-Milwaukee accepts UW-Stevens Point credits to satisfy its own general education requirements for students.

Complete a core set of required courses in physics, mathematics, and chemistry. These include:

  • Math 225, 226, 227, 230, 320.
  • Chemistry 105, 106 (Chemistry 117 may be replaced for the 105/106 sequence.)
  • Physics 240, 250, 300, 315, 470.

Please note that some required core engineering courses (Statics, Dynamics, Engineering Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials, etc.) can be completed at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau. You may take these courses either in person or online. Please consult with the dual-degree program coordinator for more details.

Complete two elective upper-level courses in physics, in addition to the core courses. The elective courses may be chosen from the following:

  • Physics 320, 335, 370, 385, 405, 435.

Note: Whether elective courses will satisfy your future engineering requirements is dependent upon the specific elective courses and the specific engineering program to which you are admitted at UW-Milwaukee.

UW-Stevens Point students who meet all course requirements with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be admitted to an engineering program at UW-Milwaukee.

For more information visit the UW-Stevens Point course catalog. Choose “Academic Programs” and scroll down to “Physics and Engineering, BS Dual-Degree (3 + 2 Track)”

UW-Milwaukee Dual-Degree Program Course Requirements

Complete the remaining core engineering courses required for your engineering degree.

When a minimum of 30 credits of required core engineering courses is completed, students may submit a UW-Milwaukee transcript to UW-Stevens Point for credit transfer. UW-Stevens Point will accept 30 credits of core engineering courses completed at UW-Milwaukee to fulfill the remaining requirements for the physics bachelor’s degree.

 Dual-Degree Program Coordinator

Professor Maryam Farzaneh
Office: SCI-B105 
Email: mfarzane@uwsp.edu

MEET YOUR FACULTY

UW-Stevens Point physics classes are small, and students majoring in physics are able to work directly with faculty early in their academic careers. Faculty conduct research in areas such as astrophysics, optoelectronics, materials science, liquid crystals and femtosecond lasers.

Maryam Farzaneh

  • Professor of Physics
  • Physics/Engineering Dual Degree Coordinator
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Mark Holdhusen

  • Professor of Engineering
715-261-6299

Kenneth Menningen

  • Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  • Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
715.600.1286