2021-2022 University Catalog 
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2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics leading to Engineering (3/2 Program), B.A.

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This major is designed for students interested in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or one of the other physics-based engineering programs.

Minimum required semester credit hours 58 credits at BW

Plus additional credits at the engineering school in which the program is completed.

Physics Core and Advanced Electives

The physics and pre-engineering majors are based on the physics core and the advanced electives.

Additional Requirement

PHY 312 - Advanced Laboratory, 3 credit hours  or PHY 313 - Computational Physics, 3 credit hours  is required in the physics core and may be taken a second time as an elective, with different experiments each time it is taken. With approval by the Department following a presentation and written paper, students may substitute up to three credits of internship or research experience in place of three credits of PHY 312  or PHY 313 ; see the department chair in advance.

The following courses are recommended as preparation for engineering school but are not required by BW.

Additional Information

Before transferring to the engineering school at which they will complete the work for their degree, pre-engineering students must complete the above program and:

  • at least 92 credit hours of coursework at BW
  • the BW core curriculum requirements.

Some of our affiliated schools have additional requirements. Pre-Engineering students should check with the schools in which they are interested, and with the BW pre-engineering advisor. For BW students planning on completing their engineering degree at CWRU, PHY 260  and PHY 261  are especially recommended.

Binary Program in Engineering

The pre-engineering program prepares Baldwin Wallace students to earn an engineering degree through educational affiliations with the engineering school of Case Western Reserve University. Upon satisfactory completion of the three-year pre-engineering program at BW and the last two years of the engineering program at the engineering school, a student receives the Bachelor of Arts degree from BW and the Bachelor of Science in their chosen field of engineering from the engineering school. Students may choose instead the option of completing any of the B.S. science majors at BW, so long as they meet the engineering school’s entry requirements. Completion of the program at other recognized engineering schools is possible if prior approval of the BW pre-engineering advisor is obtained.

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