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Engineering Physics

Best of Both Worlds
With our Dual Degree program you will benefit from the best of both worlds: a solid liberal arts education, that is appealing to graduate schools and the job market alike, and the experiences of studying at both a large university and a small college. This unique undergraduate opportunity will provide you with the experience and knowledge that will serve you well in your future in Engineering and Physics.

3 Years Here, 2 Years There
A student interested in a degree in engineering, but who also wants the benefits of a liberal arts education can elect the engineering physics major. The engineering physics major takes a rigorous program of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science courses while at Randolph College for three years. The student then has the option to apply to an associated engineering school to complete the program in two more years.

Randolph College has agreements with engineering schools at...

  • Vanderbilt University,
  • Washington University St. Louis,
  • and the University of Virginia.

After the first year at the engineering school, a B.S. in engineering physics is received from Randolph College, and after the second year, a B.S. in engineering is received from the engineering school.

Plan Ahead
Students need to plan for their dual degree programs from their first year, but do not need to commit to them until their fourth year. If the student completes the requirements for the dual degree in the first three years, but elects to remain at Randolph College in the fourth year, the student will complete the physics degree or any other academic degree (depending on what courses have been taken). The engineering physics degree is offered only to students who complete a year at an engineering school.

Contact
For more information, please contact program coordinator Peter Sheldon .