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Dr. Dan Lawrence



BS Engineering: Physics Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Are you interested in exploring the intersection of theoretical science and practical engineering? NNU’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in physics is ABET-accredited, providing a solid foundation in engineering fundamentals before diving deep into the fascinating world of physics engineering. Whether interested in nuclear engineering or other cutting-edge fields, this program will provide the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.

College of Engineering students must learn to solve complex engineering problems blending science and engineering.
  • ENGINEERING GRADUATES BENEFIT from comprehensive FE exam preparation, resulting in exceptional pass rates and increased job placement opportunities
  • OUR COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING SMALL CLASS SIZES with an average of 16 creates an optimal learning environment
  • BENEFIT FROM INVALUABLE MENTORSHIP from our esteemed faculty members with extensive industry expertise

Engineering Physics Degree – Build, Shape and Grow

If you’re passionate about science but also interested in practical engineering, an engineering physics degree might be the perfect choice. Our engineering physics concentration at NNU offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can lead you to many rewarding careers. From nuclear power to renewable energy, this program is designed to prepare you for a multidisciplinary world that demands expertise in both physics and engineering. If you want to build, shape and grow in your career, an engineering physics degree from NNU is what you’re looking for.

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Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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The Benefits of our Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree: Physics Concentration

  • ABET-accredited engineering program
  • Distinguished faculty members with vast industry experience who uphold Christian ethics
  • Access to state-of-the-art engineering research and lab
  • Cutting-edge research laboratory
  • Small class sizes and personalized attention
  • Deeper social, spiritual and professional growth through a Christian perspective
  • Integrate mathematics, physics and chemistry with engineering to create solutions in nuclear power, astrophysics, aerospace, renewable energy and more
  • Practical coursework that complements the ongoing projects in the department
  • Education and training needed to pass the FE Exam successfully
  • Spiritual development through a liberal arts curriculum that embraces and upholds Christian values

Goals & Outcomes for Engineering Physics Majors

  • Gain hands-on experience and training in practical and research settings
  • Receive mentorship and guidance from supportive and experienced professionals in the field
  • Develop the fundamental professional skill set needed for successful careers in physics and engineering
  • Build a solid ethical framework and a Christian worldview as you complete your studies
  • Master addressing intricate engineering challenges with innovation and skill
  • Earn an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
  • Emerge from your studies dedicated to professionalism, community and God’s creation
  • Grow in leadership skills and knowledge for your engineering career

Additional Information About Our Engineering Physics Concentration

What You'll Learn as an Engineering Physics Major
To specialize in this concentration, you will engage in a comprehensive curriculum encompassing quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, analytical mechanics, experiment design, modern physics and a senior research project dedicated to this study area. These courses complement the ongoing research projects within the department, providing invaluable opportunities to acquire practical, hands-on experience.

In addition to gaining access to cutting-edge research, you will also have the opportunity to learn from professors with extensive industry experience. They will serve as mentors, providing hands-on training with state-of-the-art fabrication and lab equipment. With an average class size of 16, you will have the chance to develop a personal connection with your professors, who genuinely care about your success inside and outside the classroom. Furthermore, you will benefit from NNU’s comprehensive liberal arts education and enjoy the enriching spiritual and residential campus experience it offers.

Engineering Physics Degree Expectations

Our program equips you to seamlessly enter the engineering workforce, excel in the professional engineering licensure exam and pursue advanced studies. Graduates from our program boast remarkable achievements with high pass rates in the FE exam, successful placements in prestigious graduate schools and excellent job placements. Our alumni have been accepted into renowned institutions such as Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon.

You will be prepared for careers in:

  • Renewable energy
  • Solar technology
  • Nuclear power
  • Aerospace
  • Astrophysics

Moreover, this concentration will provide the foundation so engineering students may pursue graduate or professional school for physics or nuclear engineering.

Accreditation & Regulations

The BS Engineering program at NNU is a multidisciplinary degree recognized by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Engineering physics graduates can find careers that merge various fields, like mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, quantum mechanics, engineering science, research and development.

Career Paths for Engineering Physics Students

Physics and engineering are dynamic fields that offer a vast range of career options and opportunities. With the knowledge and skills gained from this program, you will be well-equipped to pursue exciting careers in renewable energy, solar technology, nuclear power, aerospace and astrophysics.

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Meet Our College of Engineering & Physics Faculty

I am planning on going to graduate school to study nuclear physics. I feel that NNU has properly prepared me for the future, specifically through the excellent courses offered in my majors, where I have been able to find out what I enjoy in the field of engineering and physics.
Alex Nadermann

BS Physics, BS Engineering Physics

Frequently Asked Questions About NNU’s Engineering Physics Degree Program

Below, you’ll find a collection of frequently asked questions that students often have regarding our bachelor’s degree in engineering physics at Northwest Nazarene University.

What is an engineering physics degree?

An engineering physics degree is like a master key, unlocking the door to many disciplines and possibilities. At the heart of it, this degree is a unique blend of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and engineering.

At Northwest Nazarene University, our engineering physics degree takes you on a journey of exploration and innovation. This program enhances your understanding of the physical environment while honing your problem-solving skills.

Our curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive, encompassing the engineering core and an in-depth study of physics. We offer a cutting-edge concentration in engineering physics that is fundamentally rooted in physics while also providing exposure to various engineering disciplines.

Whether you are fascinated by spacecraft engineering or captivated by the complexities of biological systems, our program offers a pathway tailored to your interests. Our engineering physics program will enable you to tackle real-world challenges, transforming obstacles into opportunities.

But our commitment to your success goes beyond the academics of science and engineering. At NNU, we believe in nurturing the whole person and instilling values of service, faith and character alongside your academic growth.

An engineering physics degree from NNU is not just about acquiring knowledge—it’s about applying that knowledge to make a difference in the world. Your future starts here, at NNU.

What are the benefits of a degree in engineering physics from NNU?

Imagine standing at the crossroads of innovation, where the power of physics meets the practicality of engineering. This is the journey offered by a degree in engineering physics from Northwest Nazarene University.

When you embark on this journey, you’re not just choosing an education—you’re choosing transformation. Thanks to our ongoing department research projects, you’re stepping into a world where classroom theory melds seamlessly with hands-on experience.

Our ABET-accredited, multidisciplinary degree is like a key, unlocking the door to a wide spectrum of opportunities. With a foundation in broad engineering fundamentals and an in-depth focus on physics, you’ll be equipped to navigate the evolving landscape of technology.

But the benefits of studying at NNU go beyond academics. We believe in nurturing the whole person, fostering a sense of community as warm and inviting as intellectually stimulating. You’ll be encouraged to practice engineering and physics with professionalism, ethics and Christian principles here.

At NNU, we’re not just preparing you for a career but for life. Whether you dream of working in the private sector, national laboratories or pursuing advanced studies, our engineering physics degree is your launchpad. Welcome to NNU, where your journey towards transforming the future begins.

What career opportunities are available to NNU engineering physics graduates?

See yourself standing on the verge of a world brimming with boundless possibilities, equipped with a distinguished degree in engineering physics from Northwest Nazarene University. This credential signifies academic achievement and serves as your gateway to a promising future teeming with remarkable opportunities.

Our program lays a solid foundation for graduate studies in physics or nuclear engineering, opening the door to advanced research and academia. But your journey doesn’t end there. The skills you acquire here are versatile and sought-after, paving the way to dynamic careers in various sectors.

You could find yourself harnessing the sun’s power in the renewable energy industry or exploring the mysteries of the universe as an astrophysicist. You may be at the forefront of nuclear power technology or soar into the stratosphere within the aerospace industry.

At NNU, we believe in equipping you with knowledge and the tools to apply this knowledge creatively and effectively. As a result, our graduates are well-prepared for roles such as research internships, laboratory technicians and engineering positions.

But we don’t stop at preparing you for a career. At NNU, we inspire you to make a difference and to use your skills and knowledge to serve and shape the world. So, step into a future defined by innovation, success and service with an engineering physics bachelor’s degree from NNU.

What is unique about NNU's engineering physics concentration?

Envision a place where cutting-edge research meets warm, personal mentorship. A place where your hands are trained on the pulse of fabrication and lab equipment under the guidance of professors with years of industry experience. This is Northwest Nazarene University.

Our engineering physics concentration at NNU is an extraordinary blend of innovation, community and personal growth. With an average class size of 16, our classrooms are a haven of close-knit learning, where professors genuinely care about you academically and personally.

But our uniqueness doesn’t stop at the classroom door. As part of NNU, you are immersed in a vibrant liberal arts education enriched by a nurturing spiritual and residential campus experience. We believe that pursuing knowledge is a journey of the whole person, and we strive to cultivate a space where this journey can flourish.

Our program is designed to open multiple paths for you. You might choose to step directly into the engineering workplace, or perhaps you’ll pursue professional engineering licensure. Graduate school could be your next adventure, and our program boasts high placement rates. Our alumni have spread their wings at esteemed institutions such as Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon.

What makes our engineering physics concentration unique is what we teach and how we teach it. At NNU, we don’t just educate—we transform.