This combined major serves students who would like to explore their interest in physics while earning the benefit of an accredited Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. The combined major combines a major in physics from the Department of Physics in the College of Science with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Because of the large body of shared knowledge between computer engineering and physics, an integrated combined major between these two disciplines is a logical course of study and can be accomplished within a student's usual five-year program (including three co-op placements) without requiring course overloading in any semester. A student graduating from this program will have studied both the physical fundamentals and computer systems.
Students interested in this program should contact the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department or the Physics Department as early as possible, preferably prior to registering for freshman courses.
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