The 3-2 Engineering program is for students with a strong interest in engineering. This program results in two bachelor’s degrees: a degree in Applied Physics from Linfield College, mostly completed during the first 3 years of the program, and an engineering degree from an ABET accredited university, which is completed in the last two years of the program. To accomplish this, the 3-2 engineering student must take a rigorous, carefully planned schedule. Interested students should contact a member of the physics department immediately to be sure that they remain on track.
GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:
Students who are not ready to take MATH 170 Calculus I should postpone PHYS 210 to spring term and take:
MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:
APPLIED PHYSICS CORE:
43 credits in the Physics Department including 025, 210, 211, 215, 220, 252, 253, 315, 385, 386, 489, and 490, and eight elective credits chosen from 303, 316, 325, 370, 420, 440, 441, 475. The Applied Physics major also requires completion of CHEM 210, and MATH 170, 175, and 200.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: 3-2 Engineering students normally transfer back a few approved courses from the engineering university to complete their Linfield degree, especially PHYS 489, 490.
ELECTIVES: 3-2 Engineering students should also completeMATH 210, MATH 250, CHEM 211. Strongly recommended electives include ECON 210, TCCA 240, COMP 160. Students should also complete a summer internship if at all possible.