Why Study Physics/Engineering Dual Degree?

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Earn two degrees! As a dual degree you student, you can earn a B.S. in Physics (APIE option) from UWRF and an ABET-accredited B.S. in Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota-Duluth or University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 


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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply physics principles to solve problems, maintain a lab journal and assess and use data.
  • Gain experience with instrumentation and develop proficiency in collecting and interpreting data.
  • Develop and apply simulation techniques and experimental design principles.
  • Practice collaboration, oral presentationscientific writing and laboratory safety skills.
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Types of Courses

  • Astrophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Dynamics
  • Electronics: Circuits and Devices
  • Mathematics of Physics and Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Modern Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Optics
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Potential Careers

Physics majors can take many paths when selecting a career. A wide variety of specialty areas gives graduates lots of options in the workforce. Some examples of future careers include:

  • Design or Project Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • General Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Research Physicist or Assistant
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Engineer or Analyst

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