Physics and Engineering Combined Program Concentration
This dual degree program makes it possible for the student to earn a B.S. degree in physics from JMU and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Virginia. The engineering areas available under this program include biomedical, environmental, transportation, materials science, systems engineering and engineering physics.
During the first three years at JMU, the student must complete 96 credit hours including all JMU General Education requirements, the physics core requirements, differential equations and at least eight additional credit hours in physics courses designated by the JMU Physics and Astronomy, Department of with at least a “B+” average. In general, these eight additional hours will be chosen from those recommended for the applied physics concentration, but substitutions may be approved by the program adviser, Dr. Sean Scully. During the fourth year of study (when the student will be in residence at the University of Virginia), the student will take further courses approved by the JMU Physics and Astronomy, Department of for credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree in physics. A total of 24 credit hours of physics or other physics-related courses taken at either school will be required for the JMU Bachelor of Science degree in physics. For further information, consult the head of the Physics and Astronomy, Department of .