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Engineering Physics (3-2 Program)

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Our engineering physics (3-2) major combines foundational engineering courses with a liberal arts education to prepare students for the next level of their education and ultimately, their career.

Engineering students also obtain both a bachelor of arts degree in engineering physics and a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

The student spends three years at Saint Anselm College following the liberal arts curriculum and the science and mathematics prerequisites for engineering.  In an additional two years, at the cooperating university chosen by the student, the remaining engineering requirements are fulfilled.

Under this arrangement, upon fulfillment of the requirements for graduation the student receives a Bachelor degree from Saint Anselm College with a major in Engineering Physics.  Upon successful completion of the fifth year, the student then receives an engineering degree from the partnering university's school of engineering. 

Official Partnerships exist with:

In consultation with the Dean and student advisors, students 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.

Recent graduates have successfully completed the engineering program with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.), and Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, Mass.).

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017


Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond


Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
Freshman English Core Course
Mathematics 170 Mathematics 180
Physics 131 Physics 132

Four years at Saint Anselm - major in applied physics

If an engineering physics major decides to spend all four years at Saint Anselm (it's been known to happen!), they can earn a degree in applied physics.

Recent applied physics graduates continued their education at schools such as:

  • Dartmouth College
  • Yale University
  • Boston College
  • Tufts University
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Programs vary with the choice of engineering disciplines and cooperating institutions.  For details, contact the Physics Department chairperson.