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Department of Physics
The Department offers a dual degree program that enables students to receive a Baccalaureate degree in physics from CWU and a Bachelor of Science from an appropriate engineering institution in a respective engineering discipline. The total length of time for both degrees is expected to be about five years, with approximately three years at Central Washington University (dating from enrollment in MATH 172) and approximately two years at the engineering institution. At CWU, students must complete a minimum of 135 credits, including all General Education requirements. Additional courses may be required depending on the specific engineering discipline - be sure to consult the Physics Department Chair for details.
Dual-degree majors take introductory and mid-level physics and math courses their first two years. Required upper-level courses depend on the desired engineering path (i.e. mechanical, electrical, aerospace, etc) and what courses the students will complete at the partner institution. Please contact COTS Advisor Eva Whitsett or Physics Department Chair Erin Craig for more information regarding sample schedules.
See physics course descriptions here.
When you are near the end of your engineering program, but by January 1 of the year you wish to graduate from CWU, complete the following steps:
Astronomy Club will meet each Monday at 6pm in the Lydig Planetarium (Discovery Hall room 101) for SSociety Of Physics Students Club - Fridays
The Society of Physics Students Club will meet each Friday at 11am in Discovery Hall room 201 for SpJames Webb Launch Party Dec 4th 10:00 AM
CWU Physics will be hosting a launch party for the new space telescope!