Bachelor of Science in Physics, Concentration D: Dual Degree with Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
2022-2023 Five-Year Plan*

First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENGN 11012PHYS 261N, 231N, or 226N4
CHEM 121N3ECE 11122
CHEM 122N1CHEM 123N3
MATH 2114CHEM 124N1
ENGL 110C3MATH 2124
COMM 101R3 
 16 14
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 262N, 232N, or 227N4PHYS 3193
ECE 2013ECE 2023
ENGN 1504ECE 28732
MATH 307 or 2803ECE 2414
ENGL 231C or 211C3MATH 312 or 2854
 17 16
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 3233ECE 3134
PHYS 3553ECE 3813
PHYS 42543ECE 323 or PHYS 45353
ECE 3023PHYS 411 or PHYS 415 or PHYS 416 or PHYS 4173
ECE 3033Literature Way of Knowing3
 15 16
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 4523PHYS 4133
ECE 3043PHYS 45653
ECE 3323PHYS 499W or PHYS 489W and PHYS 490W3
ECE Technical Elective I63ECE 3873
ENMA 48073Human Behavior Way of Knowing3
 15 15
Fifth Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 4203PHYS 4543
ECE 485W3ECE 4872
ECE 4862ECE Technical elective III63
ECE Technical Elective II63ECE Technical elective IV63
Human Creativity Way of Knowing3Interpreting the Past Way of Knowing3
 14 14
Total credit hours: 152

Does not include the University's General Education language and culture requirement. Additional hours may be required.


ENGN 110 satisfies the Physics Approved Seminar requirement in the Physics curriculum.


ECE 111 satisfies the PHYS Information Literacy & Research requirement in the Physics curriculum.


ECE 287 satisfies the PHYS 303 requirement in the Physics curriculum.


PHYS 425 satisfies the Nonmajor Engineering Elective requirement in the Electrical Engineering curriculum.


PHYS 453 and PHYS 456 offered spring semester only.


Electrical Engineering students need four technical elective courses selected from one of two options: (1) four 400-level ECE technical elective courses; (2) three 400-level ECE technical elective courses and one 300-level ECE technical elective course or one approved 300- or 400-level CS/MATH/Engineering course.


ENMA 480 satisfies the PHYS Philosophy & Ethics requirement in the Physics curriculum.

The General Education requirements in information literacy and research, impact of technology, and philosophy and ethics are met through the Electrical Engineering major/degree.  The upper-division General Education requirement is met through the completion of a second major/degree.

Electrical engineering majors must earn a grade of C or better in all 200-level ECE courses prior to taking the next course in the sequence.

Any ECE course registration issues are to be resolved with the ECE Academic Coordinator and Program Manager.

The five-year plan is a suggested curriculum to complete this degree program in five years.  It is just one of several plans that will work and is presented only as broad guidance to students. Each student is strongly encouraged to develop a customized plan in consultation with their academic advisor.  Additional information can also be found in Degree Works.