The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commissionof ABET (https://www.abet.org).

This engineering program is designed to prepare engineering physicists for careers in the fast-paced, evolving world of engineering or in areas that overlap the traditional boundaries between science and engineering disciplines. The physics and mathematics requirements for this program are similar to those of the B.S. in Physics. However, in addition to those requirements, students take an additional 30 credit hours of engineering courses. These courses focus on one area of engineering, known as the engineering physics concentration. The degree’s curriculum provides both the scientific foundation as well as the advanced technological knowledge required in engineering. As a result, this program provides the flexibility for students to obtain physics or engineering positions immediately after graduation or pursue graduate studies in physics (e.g. from solid state physics to astrophysics), in an engineering discipline (e.g. electrical, mechanical, or nanoengineering) or in professional programs such as medicine or law.

  • Program Objectives

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    Students who complete one of the undergraduate programs will have:

    1. The knowledge to successfully enter and complete programs of graduate study in one of several engineering fields as well as in physics.
    2. The skills to be able to function as productive, qualified engineering professionals in areas where traditional science and engineering disciplines overlap.
    3. An awareness of the importance of continued professional development.
  • Degree Options

    Engineering Physics, Bioengineering Option, B.S.E.P.

    Designed for students who want to focus on bioengineering.

    Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering Option, B.S.E.P.

    Chose from several concentrations: Electronics, Electro-Optical Communications, Digital Communications, or Robotics.

    Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering Option, B.S.E.P.

    Chose from several concentrations: Materials Processing, Instrumentation and Control, or Dynamical Systems.

  • Typical Four-Year Schedule
    FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTERFRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
    The World of PhysicsGeneral Physics II + Lab
    Physics I + LabScientific Programming
    General Chemistry 1 + LabCalculus II
    Calculus 1Block I*
    Exposition and Argumentation Statics
    SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTERSOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
    General Physics III + LabGeneral Elective
    DynamicsMathematical Physics
    Block IDifferential Equations
    Calculus IIICircuits + Lab
    ThermodynamicsBlock II
    JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTERJUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
    Electricity & MagnetismClassical Mechanics
    Solid-State Electronic DevicesPhysics Instrumentation Lab II
    Physics Instrumentation Lab IEngineering Elective
    Engineering ElectiveEngineering Elective
    EnglishMath Elective
    Block II
    SENIOR – FALL SEMESTERSENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
    Quantum Mechanics IQuantum Mechanics II
    Senior Research Project IElectromagnetic Waves and Optics
    Engineering ElectiveSenior Research Project II
    Engineering ElectiveEngineering Elective
    Block II**General Elective
    Block II
    *Selection from Tulsa Curriculum’s Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative Expression courses and ** from Historical & Social Interpretation courses

  • Professional Opportunities
    • Engineering physicist
    • Manufacturing engineer
    • Nanoengineering technician
    • Robotics engineer