Applied Physics/Engineering Dual 3+2
The 3+2 undergraduate program in applied physics and engineering offers students the technical competency of an engineering degree plus the broad knowledge base and flexibility of a physics degree.
Why Study Applied Physics/Engineering Dual 3+2
The 3+2 (dual degree) undergraduate program in applied physics and
engineering offers two degrees: one in applied physics and another in an engineering field of your choice. Our
students complete three years of coursework at Shippensburg, followed by
two years in an available engineering department of the Pennsylvania State University at University Park or Harrisburg, or in an engineering program at Shippensburg.
Beyond the receipt of two degrees, this program will provide you with a
broader background in the liberal arts and a great breadth of knowledge
of physics, thus increasing your career options.
Why Study Applied Physics/Engineering at Ship
The success rate of Shippensburg University students in engineering
school has been outstanding. In over 20 years, not a single student has
failed out of engineering school. Many students report that their
averages actually go up. In the past several years, our students have
received various honors, including Mechanical Engineering Student of the
Year, top student in the US Navy’s national Civil Engineering Test, and
still others have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools such
as Stanford University.
Shippensburg’s undergraduate engineering students benefit from a low
student to teacher ratio. Our engineering majors collaborate with
fellow students and leading researchers. Through our partnership with
Pennsylvania State University, students can also take advantage of the
larger university's advanced research capabilities to pursue their own
Careers in Applied Physics/Engineering
Career choices for our graduates are as varied as the fields of engineering, including:
- Materials Science
Most students completing our program go directly into the job
market. The two degrees will give you even greater flexibility. Many
companies want to move engineers into management and seek well-rounded
candidates. Some of our students choose to continue their education in
engineering or physics graduate programs.
The average engineer salary in PA is $62,000 with an actual range of $41,000 to $98,000.