2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Aug 05, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]


The Physics program at Hamline University has a long history of preparing students well for careers in many different fields of engineering. Students interested in a career, or furthering their education, in engineering have several options:

  • B.S. in Applied Physics with an Emphasis in Engineering. The Physics department highly recommends this path, which is intended to provide a general background that will be useful for students whether proceeding to graduate school in engineering or into industry. With assistance from their advisors, students are able to focus their course choices on their particular field of interest.
  • B.S. in Physics. This was the recommended path before the Applied Physics major was established and continues to be an excellent option. Students who choose this option are also able to tailor their electives to suit their area of interest within engineering.
  • B.A. in Physics paired with another major (such as Mathematics or Chemistry). While a B.S. degree is typically preferable, a well-chosen double major can provide a solid foundation for a career in engineering.

Physics advisors assist each student in determining which path will best prepare them for their specific goals. Contact the Physics Department for more information.