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Plan for a Degree in Engineering or Technology

Applied Physics Major

Division of Natural Sciences

Interested in engineering or technology? Get your degree in applied physics from BC. Choose one of three tracks: Engineering Physics, Physics and Technology, or Physical Science.

Dual Degrees in Engineering

And if you want to get your engineering degree at the same time, check out BC’s dual degree agreement with Virginia Tech. This allows Bridgewater students to earn a B.S. from Bridgewater and a B.S. in engineering from the other institution.

Activities and Clubs

Join the Society of Physics Students, Bridgewater College Chapter

  • Develop leadership skills as you plan meetings, events and trips designed to promote the awareness of physics
  • Conduct science demonstrations at area elementary schools
  • Be part of a chapter that has been recognized as an “Outstanding Chapter” in the nation

Careers and Graduate Schools

What can you do with a degree in applied physics?

Like the department’s recent graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • East Carolina University (Medical Physics)
  • James Madison University (Computer Science)
  • Old Dominion University (Physics)
  • University of Tennessee (Physics)
  • University of Virginia (Mechanical Engineering)

Or pursue a career as a:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Design Engineer
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher

Learn more about career paths, employment and advancement in the field of physics from the Society of Physics Students.

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