Physics

Physics/Engineering Dual Degree

Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Students pursuing the Physics/Engineering Dual Degree Combined Plan Program receive a degree in Physics from Washington College and a degree in an engineering discipline at Columbia University.  Students must complete the physics curriculum through the third year as well as the college’s distribution and writing requirements.  The Senior Capstone Experience requirement is waived for students in the Dual Degree Combined Plan.

1. Required Introductory Physics Courses:

(italicized courses are required Foundation Courses for the Columbia University Combined Plan):

PHY 111. General Physics I

PHY 112. General Physics II

PHY 211. Modern Physics

PHY 252. Scientific Modeling and Data Analysis

2. Required Advanced Physics Courses:

• One Laboratory Course

PHY 352. Electronics

• Two Theory Courses Selected from the Following:

PHY 321. Classical Mechanics

PHY 322. Quantum Mechanics

PHY 323. Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

PHY 324. Electricity and Magnetism

3. Required Physics Seminar

PHY 292, 391, 392. Physics Seminar (3 semesters)

4. Required Mathematics Courses

MAT 201. Differential Calculus (taken concurrently with PHY 111)

MAT 202. Integral Calculus (taken concurrently with PHY 112)

MAT 203. Multivariable Calculus

MAT 325 Vector Spaces

MAT 345. Differential Equations

5. Other Required Courses

CHE 120. Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules

FYS 101. First Year Seminar

ECN 112. Microeconomics

Additional Required Courses for Selected Engineering Disciplines

Biomedical Engineering

CHE 220. Quantitative Chemical Analysis

BIO 111. General Biology I

BIO 112. General Biology II

Chemical Engineering

CHE 140. Reactions of Organic Molecules

CHE 220. Quantitative Chemical Analysis

Civil Engineering

ENV 140. Exploring the Solid Earth

Computer Engineering

MAT 240. Discrete Mathematics

Earth and Environmental Engineering

CHE 220. Quantitative Chemical Analysis

MAT 109. Statistics (Can be taken at Columbia U.)

ENV 141. Atmosphere, Ocean and Environment -OR- ENV/PHY 240. Earth and Planetary Systems

Electrical Engineering

No Additional Courses Required

Materials Science and Engineering

No Additional Courses Required

Mechanical Engineering

No Additional Courses Required

Sample Washington College Schedules for Students Planning on Selected Engineering Disciplines

 

Chemical Engineering

Year 1: Fall                     Year 1: Spring                    
PHY 111 PHY 112
MAT 201 MAT 202
FYS ENG 101
Language 1 Language 2 or Distribution

 

Year 2: Fall                     Year 2: Spring                    
PHY 211 PHY 252
MAT 203 MAT 345
CHE 120 CHE 140
ECN 112 Distribution
Possible Distribution PHY 292

 

Year 3: Fall                     Year 3: Spring                    
PHY 321 PHY 322
CHE 220 MAT 325
Distribution PHY 352
Elective Distribution or elective
PHY 391 PHY 392

 

Civil Engineering

Year 1: Fall                     Year 1: Spring                    
PHY 111 PHY 112
MAT 201 MAT 202
FYS ENG 101
Language 1 Language 2 or Distribution

 

Year 2: Fall                     Year 2: Spring                    
PHY 211 PHY 252
MAT 203 MAT 345
ENV 140 Distribution
ECN 112 Distribution
(Possible Distribution) PHY 292

 

Year 3: Fall                     Year 3: Spring                    
PHY 321 PHY 322
CHE 120 MAT 325
Distribution PHY 352
Distribution Distribution
PHY 391 PHY 392

 

Computer Engineering

Year 1: Fall                     Year 1: Spring                    
PHY 111 PHY 112
MAT 201 MAT 202
FYS ENG 101
Language 1 Language 2 or Distribution

 

Year 2: Fall                     Year 2: Spring                    
PHY 211 PHY 252
MAT 203 MAT 345
MAT 240 Distribution
ECN 112 Distribution
(Possible Distribution) PHY 292

 

Year 3: Fall                     Year 3: Spring                    
PHY 323 PHY 324
CHE 120 MAT 325
Distribution PHY 352
Distribution Distribution
PHY 391 PHY 392

 

Earth and Environmental Engineering 

Year 1: Fall                     Year 1: Spring                    
PHY 111 PHY 112
MAT 201 MAT 202
FYS ENG 101
Language 1 Language 2 or Distribution

 

Year 2: Fall                     Year 2: Spring                    
PHY 211 PHY 252
MAT 203 MAT 345
CHE 120 CHE 220
ECN 112 MAT 109
(Possible Distribution) PHY 292

 

Year 3: Fall                     Year 3: Spring                    
PHY 321 PHY 322
Distribution MAT 325
Distribution PHY 352
Distribution or elective ENV 141
PHY 391 PHY 392

 

Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

Year 1: Fall                     Year 1: Spring                    
PHY 111 PHY 112
MAT 201 MAT 202
FYS ENG 101
Language 1 Language 2 or Distribution

 

Year 2: Fall                     Year 2: Spring                    
PHY 211 PHY 252
MAT 203 MAT 345
ECN 112 Distribution
Distribution or elective Distribution
(Possible Distribution) PHY 292

 

Year 3: Fall                     Year 3: Spring                    
PHY 321 PHY 322
CHE 120 MAT 325
Distribution PHY 252
Distribution Distribution
PHY 391 PHY 392