May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Physics, Traditional Track, BS

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Physics and Earth Science offers courses in three areas: Astronomy, Earth Science, and Physics. Physics and Earth Science provides for a special emphasis in Astronomy and provides a strong undergraduate concentration of courses in this field for students planning to pursue graduate work in Astronomy. The Engineering Physics major earns a B.S. degree.


Students majoring in Engineering Physics and judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in Physics. To graduate “With Honors in Physics,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.2, complete nine hours of honors work (PHY 303H, 304H, 490), and submit an honors thesis.

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

Technical Requirements (16 Hours)

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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