Physics Alumni Scholarship

EP007. PHYSICS ALUMNI. Open to beginning freshmen who are majoring in a program leading towards a B.S. degree granted by the Physics and Engineering Physics Department. Applicant must have a minimum ACT score of 24. The past year's recipient may reapply for this scholarship provided they have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are active participants in the Physics and Engineering Club. Deadline is May 1.

For more information, please visit student financial services.

Academic Programs

Engineering Programs

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

  1. Graduates will be successful professionals
  2. Graduates will be effective communicators
  3. Graduates will be life-long learners
  4. Graduates will be socially engaged citizens

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Upon completion of a Program of Study in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve physics and engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of physics and engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for physics and engineering careers


Undergraduate Completers by Major

Major 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Engineering Physics: Comp Appl 0 2 1
Engineering Physics: Elect App 1 1 3
Engineering Physics: Mech App 5 5 1
Physics 4 3 7
Physics Education 0 0 0
Physics Education: Unified Sci 0 0 0
Physics and Engineering Physics Total 10 11 12

Undergraduate Fall Enrollment by Major

Major 2012 2013 2014
Engineering Physics: Comp Appl (BS) 8 5 8
Engineering Physics: Elect App (BS) 22 22 22
Engineering Physics: Mech App (BS) 41 48 34
Physics (BS) 20 20 13
Physics Education (BSEd) 2 3 2
Physics Education: Unified Sci (BSEd) 1 1 1
Pre-Engineering 39 35 34
Physics and Engineering Physics Total 133 135



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