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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dual-degree Physics/Engineering Program

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This dual-degree program enables a student to receive a baccalaureate degree in physics from CWU and a bachelor of science from an appropriate engineering institution in a respective engineering discipline. The total length of time for both degrees is expected to be about five years, with approximately three years at CWU (dating from enrollment in MATH 172) and approximately two years at the engineering institution. At CWU, students must complete a minimum of 135 credits, including all general education requirements. Additional courses may be required depending on the specific engineering discipline. Be sure to consult the appropriate dual-degree engineering advisor for details.

In order to receive the baccalaureate degree from CWU, dual-degree students must also complete the remaining credits (to total a minimum of 180 credits) in engineering at the Engineering Institution and transfer these credits to CWU. The remaining credits must include the appropriate number of 300-level or above from the Engineering Institution to satisfy CWU graduation requirements. This transfer of credits and awarding of the baccalaureate degree by CWU can take place as soon as the student earns the necessary credits.

Special Requirements:

Early consultation with the physics department chair is mandatory to ensure that specific additional requirements of particular engineering curricula are also satisfied. It is solely the student’s responsibility to apply and gain admission to the Engineering Institution. It is also the individual student’s responsibility to submit an official transcript of the work completed after leaving CWU and to request awarding of the baccalaureate degree in physics.

College and Department Information

Physics Department  
College of the Sciences  

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