You have passion for physics but you want to pursue Engineering as your career. Then the dual degree may be right for you. With Truman's Physics/Engineering Dual Degree program, you can receive a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Truman and a Bachelor of Sciences in Engineering from an engineering school in typically five years.
How it works
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Physics is a four-year degree that provides a strong liberal arts core, a solid foundation of physics, and a personalized 15 hour learning plan you can tailor to suit your goals.
Your learning plan can consist entirely of engineering courses. The Physics BA also requires 6 hours of physics-related electives, which can be upper-level engineering courses taken at the engineering school.
Freedom of choice
Unsure of your plans? The beauty of this program is that you have many choices as you move along. In your first year, it is easy to switch seamlessly to any other major (even non-science). In the second year, you could easily choose to become a 4-year BS or BA physics major or change to the ordinary pre-engineering transfer program.
Even in your third year you could switch to the BA (or the BS in Physics) and still graduate in four years. If you begin at Truman as a pre-engineering transfer student or a physics major, you can likewise change into the Dual Degree program at any point along the way.
Be well-rounded - and marketable
Your liberal arts and sciences background from Truman gives you flexibility and breadth in your education, preparing you for leadership roles in industry. The Physics BA gives you advanced physics background that is very helpful with Engineering courses when you enter the Engineering program. An engineering degree provides the depth and focus of an engineering discipline and the expertise to be a professional in the technical world. The interconnectedness of the two degrees makes them valuable and appealing to employers.
Our chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been recognized as an “Outstanding Chapter” for 2014. We often win this award, and it’s good to be recognized as one of the more active and accomplished SPS chapters in the country.
Paul Friz, one of our recent physics graduates, was in the news due to his work with the Rosetta Project.