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3 - 2 Engineering
Coordinator: Joelle Murray, jmurray,  x2427, Graf 105

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: 

FALL SEMESTER:

  • PHYS 210 Introduction to Mechanics, PHYS 210L (Laboratory), PHYS 210D (Discussion)
  • MATH 170 Calculus I (or MATH 175 Calculus II)

Students who are not ready to take MATH 170 Calculus I should postpone PHYS 210 to spring term and take:

  • MATH 150 Pre-calculus
  • CHEM 210 General Chemistry I, CHEM 210L (Laboratory)

JANUARY TERM:

  • MATH 175 Calculus II (can be taken in January or spring semester)

SPRING SEMESTER:

  • PHYS 211 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism, PHYS 211L, PHYS 211D

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.