2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue
Three-Plus-Two Physics and Electrical Engineering Program
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Dr. A. Reamer, Dr. R. Herman, Dr. C. Moyer, advisors.
The Three-Plus-Two Physics and Electrical Engineering Program is a cooperative agreement between the University of North Carolina Wilmington Physics Program and the North Carolina State University Electrical Engineering Program. The program gives students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. Students must complete all coursework listed below to satisfy the Three-Plus-Two Program requirements. The UNCW phase of study can be completed in three years. Students meeting NCSU’s transfer admission requirements (see below) are automatically accepted in the Electrical Engineering Program at NCSU. This program can be completed in two years. UNCW will accept credits from NCSU to complete degree requirements at UNCW and NCSU will accept credits from UNCW to complete degree requirements at NCSU. Thus, the student receives a degree from UNCW and a degree from NCSU.
To complete the Three-Plus-Two Program, a student must complete the following coursework:
- All UNCW university studies requirements.
- Physics Computer Requirement: PHY 400 .
- Physics Oral Requirement: PHY 495 .
- Physics Applied Learning Requirement.
- Physics General Core Requirements: CHM 101 , CHM 102 ; MAT 161 , MAT 162 , MAT 261 ; PHY 201 , PHY 202 , PHY 321 , PHY 335 .
- Physics for the B.S. Degree Core Requirements: MAT 361 ; PHY 311 , PHY 322 , PHY 411 , PHY 412 , PHY 444 , PHY 455 .
- Additional courses prescribed by the Electrical Engineering Program at NCSU. Of these, the following are
- taught on-site at UNCW as distance education classes: ECE 109, ECE 200, ECE 209, ECE 212; E 115.
A student must finish the UNCW phase of study with an overall GPA of at least 2.90 and have at least a 2.50 GPA in the last two calculus courses (MAT 162 and MAT 261 ) to meet NCSU’s transfer admission requirements. Students in this program will be advised jointly by the chair of Physics and Physical Oceanography and the director of the Engineering Program at UNCW to assure completion of the correct requirements for both programs.