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2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, B.S. Dual Degree Engineering Transfer Program

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Advisement for the major is available from the Physics  Department

Physics, B.S. Dual Degree Engineering Transfer Program Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 3-Year Plan of Study)

Transfer students are required to complete at least 15 hours of upper-level courses in physics with grades of C or better at Salisbury University.

The Dual Degree Engineering Transfer Program offers students the opportunity to earn both a degree in physics from Salisbury University and an engineering degree from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)-accredited engineering school. Under the program, a student normally attends SU for three years and an engineering school for two years.

While at SU, a student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credit hours, including all required General Education courses, the physics core and appropriate engineering courses. Transfer students entering SU’s dual degree program are required to complete a minimum of 60 semester hours at SU.

  • Apply for admission and be accepted to an ABET accredited engineering school.

  • Complete an additional 30 hours, including at least 15 hours in engineering or related courses, at the receiving institution and be transferred to SU to receive a physics baccalaureate degree from SU

  • Complete additional coursework at the receiving institution according to the requirements of the engineering school attended to receive an engineering degree.

    • Please note, the completion of SU requirements does not guarantee admission into an engineering school. Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure all engineering school prerequisites are met.

The courses at Salisbury University that are required for the Dual Degree Engineering Transfer Program are described in the Courses  section.

Students in the Dual Degree Engineering Transfer Program may use credits and grades from the receiving institution as well as Salisbury University in meeting the requirements for graduating with honors.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Major Requirements

  • All required physics courses must be completed with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IVA (Lab Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)

Chemistry (2 Courses)

Math (4 Courses)

Engineering (1 Course)

Engineering Electives

Students are encouraged to take at least 3 additional ENGR electives.

  • ENGR Course:

  • ENGR Course:

  • ENGR Course:

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