Your engineering career starts here.
Lay the foundation for a career in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials or mechanical engineering when you study physics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Dual-Degree Program Timeline
Students may earn both a Bachelor of Science degree with a physics major from UW-Stevens Point and a Bachelor of Science degree with an engineering major from UW-Milwaukee in a total time of five years for both degrees. Approximately three years (roughly 90-95 credits) of the program are spent at UW-Stevens Point and approximately two years (roughly 60 credits) at UW-Milwaukee.
Note: The start of the five-year timeline corresponds with enrollment in MATH 225 (Calculus I) at UW-Stevens Point. There are many variables that affect the time to degree for each individual student.
Please consult with the Dual-Degree Program Coordinator every semester when planning your major - some physics courses are offered only in alternate years.
Dual-Degree Program Coordinator:
UW-Stevens Point Dual-Degree Program Course Requirements
- Complete all requirements of UW-Stevens Point's General Education Program (GEP) for the physics B.S. major. UW-Milwaukee accepts UW-Stevens Point credits in lieu of its own general education requirements for students.
- Complete a core set of courses in physics, mathematics and chemistry. Each course satisfies a requirement for physics, engineering or both degrees. These include:
- Math 225, 226, 227, 230, 320.
- Chemistry 105, 106 (Chemistry 117 maybe replaced for the 105/106 sequence.)
- Physics 240, 250, 300, 315, 470.
- Engineering 220, 221 (Engr221 can be replaced by Phys335 - see below).
Please note that some required core engineering courses (Statics, Dynamics, Engineering Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials, etc.) are usually offered at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau. You may take these courses either in person or online. Please consult with the dual-degree program coordinator for more details.
- Complete two elective upper-level courses in physics, in addition to the core courses.The elective courses may be chosen from the following:
Physics 320, 335, 370, 385, 405, 435.
Note: Whether elective courses will satisfy a student’s future engineering requirements is dependent upon the specific elective courses and the specific engineering program to which the student is admitted at UW-Milwaukee.
- UW-Stevens Point students who meet course requirements with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be admitted to an engineering program at UW-Milwaukee.
UW-Milwaukee Dual-Degree Program Course Requirements
- Complete remaining core engineering courses required for respective engineering degree.
- When a minimum of 30 credits of required core engineering courses is completed, students may submit a UW-Milwaukee transcript to UW-Stevens Point for credit transfer. UW-Stevens Point accepts 30 credits of core engineering courses completed at UW-Milwaukee to fulfill the remaining requirements for the physics B.S. major and bachelor’s degree.
Three Year Plan
The following tables illustrate a typical plan to complete the first part of your dual degree at UW-Stevens Point, within a three-year time frame. Students taking different paths may take longer than the three year plan here. Please consult with the dual-degree program coordinator every semester when planning your major - some physics courses are taught only in alternate years.
|Math 225 - Calc. I||5 cr.|
|Chem 105 (or Chem 117)||5 cr.|
|English 101||3 cr.|
|Phys 240-Univ. Physics I||5 cr.|
|Math 226 - Calc. II||5 cr.|
|Chem 106 or GEP ||5 cr.|
|Phys 250-Univ. Physics II||5 cr.|
|Math 227-Calc. III||4 cr.|
|ENGR 220 - Statics (except for Electrical and Computer Engineerings)||3 cr.|
|Communication 101||3 cr.|
|Phys 300-Modern Physics||3 cr.|
|Math 230-Intro. to Linear Algebra||4 cr.|
|English 202||3 cr.|
|Math 320 - Differential Equations||3 cr.|
Phys 435-Thermodynamics or
Phys 385-Optics or
|Phys 388 - Research Participation||1 cr.|
|Phys 315- Computational Physics||4 cr.|
|Phys 470-Experimental Physics||3 cr.|
Phys 335-Advanced Mechanics or
Phys 405-Quantum Mechanics
|ENGR221 - Dynamics (if needed)||3 cr.|