The Physics Department offers several tracks leading toward Bachelor's degrees in Physics and/or Engineering. These programs of study are delineated below.
In addition to the core physics and math courses, the Physics/Microelectronics track is designed to provide a student with skills and training in digital and analog electronics, computer architecture and design, computer programming and interfacing, and robotics. The track is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce directly after obtaining the Bachelor's degree.
In addition to the core physics and math courses, the General Physics track is designed to provide a student with skills and training needed to work in government and industry or pursue advanced degrees in physics and engineering. Students can choose from a number of areas of study including astrophysics, digital and analog electronics, or engineering.
The dual degree engineering transfer program offers students the opportunity to earn both a degree in physics from Salisbury University and and engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program. Under the program, a student normally attends SU for three years and an engineering school for two years. While at SU, a student must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours including all required General Education courses, the physics core, and appropriate engineering courses. The dual degree engineering student must apply for admission and be accepted to an ABET accredited engineering program. An additional 30 hours, including at least 15 hours in engineering or related courses, must be completed at the receiving institution and be transferred to SU to receive a physics baccalaureate degree from SU. To receive and engineering degree, additional coursework must be completed at the receiving institution according to the requirements of the engineering school attended.
In addition to the core physics and math courses, the Engineering Physics track is designed to provide a student with skills and training in various areas of mechanical and electrical engineering, including thermodynamics, materials, fluid mechanics, acoustics, digital and analog electronics, and computer architecture. Students take a standard Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) written examination, which tests applicants on breadth of understanding of basic engineering principles. Those who pass the exam are designated "Engineer in Training", EIT, or "Engineer Intern", EI.
The Physics Secondary Education track is designed to prepare students to teach High School physics. In addition to the core physics and math courses, students take classes in astronomy, biology, geology and earth science, laboratory safety, classroom management, science and reading methods, inclusive instruction, and technology in education. Students are required to do a teaching internship and pass the Praxis II exam for graduation
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