Knowledge of physics can be very useful for an engineer, since physics provides the foundation for most engineering techniques. Many engineering students pursue a double major in physics, either through the BA or BS degrees.
The following introductory courses are a required part of the SEAS curriculum, and can also be applied to a physics degree:
The Physics BA degree requires only six further courses: PHYS 2620 (Modern Physics), PHYS 2720 (Problem Solving in Physics), and four electives. Electives can be chosen from PHYS 2660 (Fundamentals of Scientific Computing) and any other 3000-level physics courses. These additional courses can also qualify as science electives for the engineering degree.
Common physics elective choices include:
Engineering students who seek a more thorough study of physics may wish to pursue the Physics BS degree or the Astronomy/Physics BS degree. Contact a physics advisor to discuss these options and develop a course plan.