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The Department offers several different majors designed to meet a variety of students' needs. Students with a possible interest in physics should also see that information.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is a rigorous major accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Balti,ore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. The major provides an excellent preparation for graduate school in engineering of for engineering positions in a wide variety of industries.
Students can select appropriate upper level engineering courses to obtain an emphasis in specific areas.
Current emphasis options include:
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science major conforms to the minimum requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree at Hope College. It provides an adequate preparation for graduate school in engineering or entry level positions in industry.
Students wishing to combine elements of physics and engineering in their major should consider the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. This major (minimum of 36 credits) combines elements from both areas and is designed in consultation with the chairperson and requires prior approval from the department.
In case of a dual major the physics and engineering courses required are those described above. The additional mathematics and science requirements shall be established by agreement between the tudent and the department. Recent dual majors have included engineering-dance, engineering-chemistry, physics-mathematics, physics-computer science, physics-geology, physics-chemistry, and physics-philosophy.
A minor in engineering consists of 20 credits of engineering courses. It must include ENGS 221, 241, and at least one 300 level course. The remaining courses are to be chosen by the student in consultation with the department chairperson and the student's advisor. The exact courses will depend upon the intended major program of the student. Prior approval of the courses by the department is required.