Engineering Transfer Program

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College of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Science

Gessner Science Hall, Room 107

570-422-3341......www.esu.edu/physics

About the Program

This engineering transfer program, which also is called the "3-2 engineering program," encompasses three years of study at East Stroudsburg University and two years of study in an approved engineering program at Penn State University or other participating engineering school. Upon completion of the engineering program, the student has the potential to receive both an engineering degree (from the cooperative university) and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from ESU (check with current requirements).

Are you interested in...

  • Inventing
  • Logical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Helping others by building things that make this world a better place
  • Learning how things work
  • Physics and math

Choose the Physics – Engineering Transfer Program at ESU

  • Small class sizes
  • Hands-on environment
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty

Is Physics — Engineering a career path for me?

Career Potential

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Computer Science Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer

Career Settings

  • Large Engineering Firm
  • Your own engineering firm
  • Local, State, and governmental agencies
  • National laboratories
  • Private Research Laboratories

More detailed career information is available from the department.

Bachelor of Arts in Physics - Engineering Transfer Program

  • Program Features

    22 Semester Hours in Physics;

    38 Semester Hours of Corequisites

    *Different engineering disciplines have different requirements. Please see cooperative agreement or coordinator for specific requirements of specific engineering disciplines.

  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • (Subject to change by the university without notice)

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      PHYS 111: Engineer Graphics

      2

      MATH 140 GE: Calculus 1

      4

      CHEM 121 GE: General Chemistry I

      3

      CHEM 123 GE: General Chemistry I Lab

      1

      ENGL 103: English Composition

      3

      ECON 111 GE: Principles of Macroeconomics (Group C)

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      PHYS 161 GE: Physics I

      4

      MATH 141 GE: Calculus II

      4

      CHEM 124 GE: General Chemistry II 1

      3

      CHEM 126 GE: General Chemistry II Lab 1

      1

      General Education Elective (Group C)

      3

      General Education Elective (Group A)

      3

      Subtotal

      18

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      PHYS 162 GE: Physics II

      4

      MATH 240: Multivariate Calculus

      4

      MATH 220: Discrete Mathematical Structures 3

      3

      General Education Elective (Group A)

      3

      GEOG 121: Physical Geology 1 (Group C)

      3

      Subtotal

      17

      Spring

      PHYS 261: Physics III 1

      3

      MATH 320: Linear Algebra 1

      3

      CPSC 111 GE: Introduction to Computer Science and Problem Solving 1

      4

      ENGL 204: Technical Writing 1

      3

      General Education Elective (Group A)

      3

      Fitness Activity Elective

      1

      Subtotal

      17

      Junior Year

      Fall

      PHYS 201: Statics 1,2

      3

      PHYS 361: Physics IV 1

      3

      MATH 341: Differential Equations

      3

      General Education Elective (Group A)

      3

      General Education Elective (Group C)

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      PHYS 202: Dynamics 1,2

      3

      MATH 311: Statistics I 1

      3

      Concentration based elective

      3

      General Education Elective (Group A)

      3

      General Education Elective (Group C)

      3

      Fitness Activity Elective

      1

      Subtotal

      16

      Total Credits

      99

      Whether or not this course is required depends on your engineering discipline and the school that you transfer to.

      PHYS 111, 201, 202 are offered every other year. PHYS 201 and 202 should be taken in the second or third year. PHYS 111 should be taken in the first or second year.

      This course is a prerequisite for MATH 320

      This course would be chosen based upon your engineering discipline.

      NOTE: Some elective slots must be used to fill individual engineering concentration requirements.

      For more information, contact Program Coordinator, Mark Stewart at 570-422-3350 or e-mail at mstewart@po-box.esu.edu.

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