Students interested in engineering have two options at ESU.

In the Engineering Transfer dual-degree program, students start at ESU and then transfer to an accredited engineering school (students should check with the ESU engineering coordinator to discuss the courses needed for their particular area). Upon completion of this program, which typically takes five years (three at ESU and two at the engineering school), the student can obtain two degrees, one from the engineering school and a B.A. in Physics from ESU. The B.A. in Physics is contingent upon successful completion of the engineering degree (engineering technology not eligible) and requirements specific to the ESU degree (including some specific coursework, at least nine credits of 200-level or higher courses at ESU, and ESU’s general education program; the ESU catalog provides a complete list of the requirements).

A student may transfer to any accredited engineering school to complete their engineering degree (e.g., within the past four years, we’ve had students transfer to Temple, Rutgers, Penn State, Lehigh, and NJIT). A student can transfer to PSU if several conditions are met, such as maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Only certain branches of engineering are available at PSU. To see Penn State's list of programs that are available please follow this link: programs under enrollment control. Penn State also offers several engineering programs housed within their Earth and Mineral Sciences division. Of these, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering is also under enrollment control. Penn State reserves the right to change that list during a student's first year at ESU.

In the Bachelor of Science in Physics program, students complete the entire program at ESU, concentrating in industrial physics. This prepares students for careers in industry that require a strong background in physics. The first three years of the industrial physics track mirrors the first three years of the Engineering Transfer program within the Bachelor of Arts in Physics. Students can then enter the work force or complete a graduate program in engineering.

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Please contact the Physics Department with any questions about our majors & concentrations.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Gessner Science Hall
(570) 422-3666
(570) 422-3505 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Physics
Robert Cohen
(570) 422-3428