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Engineering: the application of scientific knowledge to practical problems

Linfield’s personalized education allows you to choose the best path for your interests. The applied physics major prepares students for engineering careers and graduate programs. It includes both engineering courses and a strong fundamental grounding in physics while incorporating hands-on skills, independent projects, internships and design.

BS degree to graduate study

The majority of Linfield applied physics majors follow this path, pursuing graduate study in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science, civil engineering or electrical engineering. This plan allows the flexibility to be a Linfield student-athlete, study abroad and pursue other interests, while obtaining both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in six years.

BS degree to career

Linfield graduates have entered a variety of professions including positions as process engineers, applications development engineers, and field service engineers, among others. Most graduates seeking immediate employment are hired in the technology industry.

3-2 engineering program

This dual-degree program results in two bachelor’s degrees in five years. Spend the first three years immersed in Linfield’s small-school, liberal arts experience, benefiting from a personalized education and small class sizes. The final two years are then completed at a large engineering school. The flexible program allows students time at Linfield to compete in athletics or study abroad.

Financial support

Linfield provides a number of scholarships for physics students. Among them is the STEM scholarship, which provides recipients up to $10,000 annually.

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Questions? Contact Professor Joelle Murray - or 503.883.2427.