This newly instituted program is designed for students whose primary interest is in the applications of physics in engineering and advanced technology.
The Engineering Concentration integrates intensive study of the underlying science with training in the practice of engineering. An engineering education requires a solid scientific foundation based on principles of mathematics and physics. Some of the technological fields that require a strong background in physics include materials science, nanotechnology, telecommunications, digital imaging, renewable energy systems and microelectronics.
The Engineering Concentration provides the opportunity to prepare for employment or graduate study in any of these critical areas of innovation. There is also an increasing emphasis on connections among scientific and engineering fields and this degree program provides excellent preparation for an interdisciplinary future.
The Engineering Concentration also offers valuable preparation for technology-oriented careers in business management and marketing.