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The 3-2 engineering program allows students to obtain both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in a particular field of engineering at one of our partner institutions. Students spend three years at Saint Anselm College completing the first three years of the Physics major and acquiring a strong liberal arts background. In some cases, they may be required to take specific courses offered by the department that depends on their intended engineering discipline. Students then move on to a partner institution where they complete their engineering requirements.
Under this arrangement, upon fulfillment of the requirements for graduation, the student receives a Bachelor of 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.
Note that different partner institutes have different requirements that must be met for admission to their program. Further questions can be directed to a student’s advisor or the Chair of the Physics Department.
- The Catholic University of America
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- University of Notre Dame
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
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|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.