Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook

Department of Physics


Department Chair: Dr. Ian Bentley, Professor

Degree Programs

Engineering Physics


The Department of Physics offers students foundation in broad science concepts and applications. Through the department’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics students can focus on diverse applications and research areas within the fields of physics, making them highly desirable candidates for a range of fields from semiconductors to finance, medicine, and many more. 

Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics

See Program Description  for full curriculum and additional details.

Florida Common Prerequisites

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:


Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:


  • or CHM X040

    • and CHM X041

  • or CHM X045/X045L

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the Engineering Physics Degree, students will possess:

an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.