Bachelor of Science

Engineering Physics

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The Shared Language of What's Next

The B.S. in Engineering Physics attracts students who want to pursue careers that lead the advances in applied science, advanced technology, and engineering. Engineering physics requires a strong aptitude in science and mathematics. 

Program Highlights

This program serves students who like to apply analytic knowledge to technical problems. Florida Poly’s Engineering Physics program will encourage you to develop lab and technical skills (computers, lasers, optics, electronics) so that you advance beyond learning physics and actually do physics.

Solving the World's Next Big Problems 

The program prepares students to be knowledgeable in conceptual understanding of physics and its application in engineering and other technical environments. All Engineering Physics majors participate in an interdisciplinary capstone project under the guidance of a faculty member. 

Concentrations in Engineering Physics

Physics of energy and sustainable
Physics of Energy and Sustainability
As power generation continues to be a primary focus of research spending and industry change, an engineering physics degree with a concentration on the Physics of Energy and Sustainability puts you in position to thrive. This concentration considers a variety of energy generation methods (solar, wind, hydro, tidal, and geothermal), energy storage methods and energy conservation. Jobs related to renewable energy lie in a wide range of areas including engineering, business, marketing, finance, installation, software, legal affairs, and research. Projections suggest that employment opportunities in the renewable energy field will increase dramatically in the near future.
Interest Areas
Energy Methods and StorageRenewable Energy ResearcherPhysicist
Physics of Medine
Physics of Medicine
Physics has a role to play in all aspects of medicine, including technology development, research, and direct patient care. Many medical specialties rely upon the application of the concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease — especially cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. By earning a B.S. in Engineering Physics with a Physics of Medicine concentration, you can find balance between the human element and the scientific element and be well positioned for a fast-growing and rewarding career. 
Interest Areas
Medical PhysicsComputational SimulationTesting Medical Scanners
Physics of Space 
With a global space economy valued at about $350 billion and expected to triple in size, the need for people trained in engineering physics with a concentration on the Physics of Space will continue to grow. Florida remains a hub of space-related research (astrophysics, satellite exploration, space weather) and manufacturing. The B.S. in Engineering physics with a concentration on the Physics of Space includes an astrophysics lab component, with experiments covering magnetic fields, optical interference and diffraction, wave polarization, line spectroscopy, photoelectric effect and radioactive decay.
Interest Areas
AstrophysicsSatellite ExplorationSpace Weather

Engineering Physics Careers

The Engineering Physics major prepares students to pursue careers in industry, either directly after undergraduate studies, or following graduate study in engineering or physics. Many employers value the problem-solving aptitude required of all physics majors, especially as they apply to industrial research and development challenges.

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Job Growth

According to the American Institute of Physics, nearly half of all physics bachelor’s degree recipients go directly into the workforce. Of this group, about two-thirds go into the private sector. Some 35% pursue engineering related careers, and 27% pursue computing related careers.


Florida employers who recently hired new physics bachelor recipients:

  • 352 Inc.
  • AEgis
  • Alliance Bioenergy
  • Applied Research Associates
  • Astadia
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • COLSA Corporation
  • DaVita


Meet the Faculty

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Get Involved Outside the Classroom

We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just for fun. 


The ASTRO Club aims to provide a medium in which students can apply the theoretical knowledge learned in class to physical projects related to space.


SPIE welcomes anyone interested in optics, lasers, and optoelectronics. This international society is driven by project-oriented researchers looking to discover new technologies involving electromagnetic radiation.

Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.

Program Requirements


Your future as a trusted engineering professional and confident problem solver begins with some essential skills. Your General Education courses give you:

  • Critical Thinking Skills… so that you can both make and follow a reasoned argument and develop habits of organized thinking and rational analysis.

  • Communication Skills… so that you can translate thoughts into words (spoken and written) and make the complex simple.

  • Exposure to Arts/Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences … so that you see all problems in their larger human context.

  • Mathematical Reasoning … so that you find and follow the quantitative thread connecting all scientific inquiry.

  • Scientific Reasoning … so that you can apply the scientific method to phenomenon big and small.

Your BS in Engineering Physics requires 120 credits — typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).

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Our rigorous engineering physics curriculum allows Florida Poly graduates to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



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