Get the best of both worlds
The Physics-Engineering Dual Degree Program allows students to earn two degrees in five years. Students spend the first three years at SFA before transferring to an engineering school of their choice. Students receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physics from SFA and a B.S. degree in engineering from their chosen engineering school.
We work with some of the best engineering schools in Texas to complete this unique physics-engineering dual degree program. This exciting program allows you to accelerate your academic career and earn a highly sought-after dual degree.
Here are the steps:
- Enroll at SFA and earn the major part of your B.S. in physics
- Complete optional minor in mathematics
- Complete pre-engineering course requirements at SFA
- Transfer to an engineering school of your choice to complete your engineering degree.
Important: Some of your engineering hours will be used to complete your degree in physics from SFA.
Dual degrees add up to more career options
Students who graduate from our dual degree program have access to some of the most interesting and high-paying jobs around. From teaching to medicine to the military and aerospace, the career opportunities are nearly limitless.
Facilities that encourage hands-on learning
Being a combined physics and engineering student at SFA is a fantastic experience. SFA is home to state-of-the-art facilities that allow students to make advances and discoveries alongside SFA professors – even at the undergraduate level:
- Quantum optics lab
- Low-temperature physics lab
- Thin film lab
- Radar signaling lab
- Gas dynamics lab
- Optical polarimetry lab
Undergraduate programs and requirements
Physics-Engineering Dual Degree Program
The physics-engineering dual degree program allows you to earn two degrees in five years. Students have the option of completing the course requirements for a Bachelor of Science in physics, a minor in mathematics and the core courses of the pre-engineering program at SFA before earning their Bachelor of Science in engineering at an engineering school of their choice.
Important: Students should contact engineering schools such as Texas A&M University, University of Texas (Austin, Tyler or Dallas), the University of Houston and Texas Tech about the compatibility of the suggested curriculum with their program.
*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.
If you love the idea of teaching physics or engineering every bit as much as you love learning about it, we also offer a teacher’s certification program. To find out more about our teaching certification, contact one of our advisors.