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SU Announces New Engineering Physics Major

SU Announces New Engineering Physics Major

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Students can now fast track their way to careers in aerospace and nanotechnology as Ƶ aims to meet the growing demand for licensed engineers with the creation of a new engineering physics major. 

“This offering is a major step forward in both our academic portfolio and our support of local economy,” said Dr. Michael Scott, dean of SU’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology. “Unlike other engineering programs designed with a ‘boot camp’ mentality that expect very high failure rates, SU will use a hands-on, student-centered approach that challenges but supports our students through faculty mentorship. The Henson School’s high retention rates in physics are a tribute to the teaching talent and commitment of the physics faculty.”

The major combines applied science and practical engineering, and is designed for students interested in careers that apply physics to solve real-world problems and develop new technologies and applications.

SU students graduating with a degree in engineering physics will be specifically prepared to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, the first step in the process of becoming a licensed professional engineer.  

“We are pleased that SU has added the engineering physics major and has focused the curriculum on preparing students for a career in engineering,” said Steve Marsh, George, Miles & Buhr, LLC senior vice president and East region director of operations. “Graduates of this program will meet an important workforce need on the Delmarva Peninsula in general, and specifically on the Lower Shore.” 

For more information on the program view the major’s curriculum .   

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