Dual BS Electrical Engineering

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physics classStudents earning a dual degree in physics and electrical engineering combine the research skills and fundamental knowledge of a physics major with the design and application skills of an electrical engineer. Students earning these degrees will be extraordinarily well prepared for jobs in engineering, including research and development jobs. Engineers with a physics background are more flexible than those with only an engineering background—they understand more aspects of a problem, they contribute more broadly, and they can shift from one project to another with a shorter learning curve. Unsurprisingly, this provides great benefits in jog security and career advancement.

The Bachelor of Science dual degree in physics and electrical engineering takes advantage of several “overlaps” in the curriculum, allowing students to earn two degrees with only a few more courses than are required to earn a single degree in either field. By taking a few summer courses, students can complete both degrees in the normal four year period. Students in this program require 141 credit hours. Both degrees are awarded by Purdue University.

Requirements & Course of Study

Details of all undergraduate degree requirements can be found in the IUPUI bulletin.

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Students apply what they’ve learned in a capstone experience completed in the physics research laboratory.  They may choose programs in optical physics, solid state physics or biological physics. Learn more about our unprecedented research opportunities.