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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.

Engineering Physics, Accelerated Master’s

Fast track engineering physics degrees by simultaneously majoring in a bachelors and masters in engineering physics. A challenging curriculum of rigorous coursework and laboratory research in a five-year program.

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