The department’s dual-degree (3-2) engineering allows students to obtain both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in a particular field of engineering. The student spends three years at Saint Anselm College completing the first three years of the Physics major as outlined in the course sequence above. In some cases they may be required to take specific courses offered by the department that depend on their intended engineering discipline. If students meet certain minimum requirements, they then move on to the partner institution where they complete their engineering requirements.
Under this arrangement, upon fulfillment of the requirements for graduation the student receives a Bachelor or Arts degree from Saint Anselm College with a major in Physics typically following their fourth year in the program. Upon successful completion of the fifth year, the student then receives an engineering degree from the partnering university’s school of engineering.
In consultation with the Dean, the Chair of the Physics Department, and the student’s advisor, a student may also pursue completion of the program with a non-official partner school. However, admission to those schools is not guaranteed as there is no official agreement in place between the schools.
Further questions can be directed to a student’s advisor or the Chair of the Physics Department.