Students interested in earning degrees in both engineering and physics over a shorter span of time may do so with a new dual-degree program between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and UW-Milwaukee.
Students will earn a bachelor of science degree in physics from UW-Stevens Point and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from UW-Milwaukee in five years – three years and 90-95 credits at UW-Stevens Point and two years and 60 credits at UW-Milwaukee.
The dual degree aims at students seeking a solid liberal arts foundation with knowledge in both subjects, said Mick Veum, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UW-Stevens Point.
"The engineer with a solid background in physics and the liberal arts brings a broader, more adaptable and more powerful set of abilities to the research and development of innovative technologies," he said. "Employers know that."
The dual degree gives students a way to distinguish themselves in landing their first job, Veum added, while being able to adapt to fast-paced industries in the long term.
For more information, go to www.uwsp.edu/physastr/Pages/Physics-Engineering-Dual-Degree-Program.aspx.