Engineering Physics Major

Students majoring in engineering physics are required to take the following courses:

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
PHYS 1601 Introduction to Physics I 4
PHYS 1602 Introduction to Physics II 4
MATH 1206 Calculus I 4
MATH 1207 Calculus II 4
Second Year
PHYS 2005 Introduction to Modern Physics 4
MATH 2004 Multivariable Calculus I 4
MATH 2005 Multivariable Calculus II 4
PHYS 2201 Classical Mechanics I 4
A two-semester introductory sequence in either biology or chemistry 10 to 12
Third Year
PHYS 3001 Electricity and Magnetism I 4
PHYS 3013 Experimental Techniques in Engineering and Physics 3
PHYS 3101 Math Methods in Physics I 4
PHYS 3401 Thermo and Stat Physics 4
Two related engineering electives 8
Fourth Year
Two related engineering electives 8
 Total Credits73-75

The minimum acceptable grade in all courses required for a degree in physics or engineering physics is a C-. All majors must meet with their faculty adviser each semester prior to registration to have their course schedules approved.

Physics and engineering physics majors are expected to take all required major courses at Fordham. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for certain rare and compelling reasons. Under no circumstances can more than two external courses be transferred toward the major.

3-2 Cooperative Program in Engineering

Students enrolled in the 3-2 Cooperative Program in Engineering complete the requirements for the physics degree through the junior year. They then transfer to an engineering program and complete an additional two years. They earn a double bachelor’s degree in physics and engineering.


The major in engineering physics is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in engineering physics only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill campus.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.