Physics and Engineering



Engineers with a physics background are in high demand. McMurry’s degree programs prepare you for a career in this exciting field – or for graduate school if you choose to continue your education. Check out our new Engineering Physics (pending faculty and SACSCOC approval) and Physics with a Electrical Pre-Engineering focus degrees, as well as our Dual Physics and Engineering degrees offered in collaboration with the University of North Dakota.

Engineering Physics
Engineering physics is the nexus between physics and engineering disciplines.
Physicists answer the question: "Why does this work?" Focusing on science fundamentals and physics concepts, they find solutions and develop new technologies to real-world engineering challenges. As a physicist, you are the strategist who delivers ideas to engineers for implementation.

Engineers solve challenges by determining, "How do I make this concept work in the real world?" Their expertise is applied technology. Engineers may work closely with physicists.

An engineer with physics training delivers innovative technology solutions through competency in these complementary disciplines.

What do you gain?
You'll gain extensive knowledge through an intensive physics and mathematics curriculum, that includes core and upper-level physics courses, a mathematics minor, and engineering electives.  Your studies encompass hands-on experiences with modern computational tools, project based learning, and technical skills. You'll work individually and with a team to design and execute course-level research projects. Student learning culminates in a senior research project. You will be guided and encouraged to pursue internships and summer research experiences, which may open doors to future opportunities before you complete your degree at McMurry.

Your Future
An Engineering Physics degree can lead to industrial research and development careers in the fast-paced, evolving engineering world.

Engineers who know and understand physics provide and guide research and development. They analyze and solve challenges leading to new technology, including nanotechnology, quantum devices, ultrafast lasers, adaptive optics, cryogenic electronics, computer simulation of physical systems, solar cells, magnetic storage technology, micro-mechanical systems and molecular electronics.

The program also provides students the flexibility to pursue a postgraduate degree in various areas of engineering and physics, further positioning them for success in an engineering and technical role immediately after graduation.

Student Support
As a McMurry Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) student, you're supported by the STEM Student Success Center (S 3C) .
S 3C staff provide proactive academic advising and tutoring as well as assistance with career and graduate school preparation. 

Lift Off
Incoming first-year students are invited to join Lift Off, a summer STEM bridge program for students pursuing science degrees, including Engineering Physics.  You can earn six (6) hours of credit for a college-level precalculus course and a project-based freshman seminar. You'll build the skills necessary to succeed in your first major classes, University Physics I and Calculus I. 

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