Engineering Physics

Bachelor of Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy

An Engineering student in classroom

See program requirements, course sequences and more in the Course Catalog.

Department Overview

The mission of the Engineering Physics Program is to combine the fundamental principles of physics with the engineering disciplines to enable students to solve real-world problems for the benefit of society, thereby allowing students to engage in a wide range of pursuits and professional advancements especially in academics or industry.

Degree Objectives

The major course work provides an overview of the entire field of astronomy, more detailed work in specific areas of astronomical importance, and the solid background in physics and mathematics that is needed to pursue graduate study.

Students may participate in ongoing research projects in both observational astronomy or theoretical astrophysics using facilities at the college. Currently, work is being done in stellar astronomy and includes work on pulsating stars, star clusters, and nearby galaxies.


Dr. Ryan Maderak
Associate Professor
Department Chair
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Other Department Offerings

  • B.A. and B.S. Majors in Physics
  • Minor in Physics
  • B.S. Major in Astronomy
  • Minor in Astronomy
  • Certification for Physic Teaching grades 6-12