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Engineering Physics Concentration

DePaul University offers a joint program with Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in physics and engineering. This program allows students to enroll in courses at IIT while remaining full-time DePaul students. Students will receive a BS degree in Physics from DePaul University and a BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, or Computer Engineering from IIT upon completion of the five year program.1

Students interested in Engineering Physics or the joint program should promptly consult with a Physics Department advisor for information about scheduling, requirements, and admission to the joint program.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4
PHY 370
ELECTRONICS (required for Mechanical/Aerosopace)
PHY 340
THERMAL PHYSICS (required for Electrical/Computer)
Select one of the following two course sequences: 18
Electromagnetism Sequence
PHY 320
PHY 321
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I
and ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM II
Quantum Mechanics Sequence
PHY 360
PHY 361
QUANTUM MECHANICS I
and QUANTUM MECHANICS II
Select two additional physics courses at the 300 or 400 level as approved by advisor8

Mathematics

Course Title Quarter Hours
MAT 261
MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS II

Computer Science

Course Title Quarter Hours
CSC 241
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I
CSC 242
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II 1

Chemistry

Course Title Quarter Hours
CHE 130
CHE 131
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
CHE 132
CHE 133
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

Engineering

  • Approved twenty quarter hours at 300/400 level from the Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical/Computer Engineering program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Students interested in obtaining a BS in Physics with the Engineering Physics concentration must be accepted into one of these programs at IIT as part of the DePaul-IIT Joint Engineering Program. Note that, in addition to the engineering courses mentioned above, students must take at least four courses at the 200-level and at least 10 additional 300-level and 400-level courses at IIT to earn their engineering degree. (The total number of courses will be determined by IIT). Please contact the Physics Department for details.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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