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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.
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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. 

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.
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Salary Ranges

The average engineering physics salary in the United States is currently $117, 000 annually, but the salary range typically falls between $70,000 and $110,000.

 

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. 
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ASTRO Club

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.
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SPIE

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.

Program Requirements

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

Click here for your complete plan of study for the B.S. in Engineering Physics.

Click here for your complete program description for the B.S. in Engineering Physics.

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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).

Click here for your complete plan of study for the BS in Engineering Physics.

Click here for your complete program description for the BS in Engineering Physics.

Click here for your complete degree planner for the BS in Engineering Physics. 

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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