Designing 21st-Century Solutions

Major: Engineering Physics

Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of both physics and engineering but want to do it in a small college atmosphere with strong faculty mentorship? Lycoming College's engineering physics major allows students to develop thorough knowledge of applied physics principles and understand how they interact with and support the engineering industry. A hands-on curriculum with access to advanced equipment and technology prepares students to tackle complex, 21st-century problems in areas such as aerospace, biophysics, nanotechnology and the energy industry. Majors will focus less on theoretical physics and more on applied fields, such as electronics and computer science. A major in engineering physics at Lycoming College will qualify you to pursue a graduate degree or pursue careers in a wide range of engineering areas.

Student Opportunities

  • Gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art lab instrumentation, such as a scanning electron microscope, in the classroom and for research.
  • Collaborate with faculty members on physics research initiatives.
  • Work with a professor as a laboratory assistant or with the Academic Resource Center a course tutor to develop as a future educator.
  • Conduct research in machine learning, astrophysics, or combustion as part of an international collaboration in the nonlinear and complex systems research laboratory.
  • Pursue competitive internship opportunities with both local and national businesses and organizations.
  • Publish research in scientific journals and present at local and national conferences.
  • Work toward induction into Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.

Why Lycoming?

  1. Faculty offer many opportunities for students to participate in faculty-mentored independent research.
  2. Advanced laboratory experiences prepare students for both graduate study and jobs in industry.
  3. Full-time, tenured, Ph.D. faculty teach in low student-to-faculty ratio settings both in the classroom and in the laboratory.
  4. The new Lynn Science Center, which is home to engineering physics, contains updated laboratories, classrooms, study rooms and other facilities.
  5. Students have access to a generous inventory of state-of-the-art physics instrumentation as early as during their freshman year.