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Department of Physics & Engineering

Hands-on practice, enabled by excellent lab facilities and classes taught by professors, not graduate students.

Students pursuing a B.S. degree within the Physics and Engineering program prepares them for employment in government or industry labs and for graduate work in physics or a related fields. The B.A. degree is a perfect opportunity for students with interdisciplinary interests, especially when combined with a second major or students who plan to teach physics in high school. Applied Physics is a comprehensive major for students interested in applications of physics to meet the needs of society.

Our Engineering-3/2-Option prepares students for degrees in engineering. This track allows students to start with a solid foundation for engineering with Wesleyan’s smaller classes and labs, potentially earning two degrees in a total of about five years.

The program starts with a B.A. in Physics from Wesleyan, followed by one of the following:

  • M.S. in Engineering from the University of Virginia
  • B.S. in Engineering from West Virginia University
  • B.S. in Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnical Institute

Major Concentrations:

  • Physics – B.S., B.A.
  • Applied Physics – B.S.
  • Engineering Dual-Degree Option – B.S.


  • Physics

Program Learning Outcomes


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