Why pursue a dual degree?

One of the advantages of being a Physics major is that because physics leads to or has overlaps with nearly any science and engineering discipline, it is makes it very easy to pursue a dual option.  Pursuing a dual option will create greater flexibility in terms of future career or graduate studies.  When thinking about dual option as Physics major please be aware that Kettering University offers two distinct  dual degree options as described below.

Double Major

Students may earn a double major as part of a single bachelor’s degree by completing all course requirements for the two majors.  If capstone courses are required in both majors, both must be completed.  Only one thesis is required. To pursue a double major, obtain approval from departments for both majors. Both majors will be shown on one diploma and on the transcript.

Two Degrees

Students may earn two undergraduate degrees simultaneously by completing all course requirements for any two majors that in combination require at least 28 credits beyond 161 credits. If capstone courses are required in both majors, both must be completed. Only one thesis is required. To pursue two degrees, obtain approval from departments for both degrees. Two diplomas will be awarded and both degrees will be shown on the transcript.

Applied Physics

  • Applied Physics – Applied Mathematics Double Major   (169 Credits)
  • Applied Physics – Applied Mathematics Two Degrees   (189 Credits)
  • Applied Physics – Mechanical Engineering Two Degree   (193  Credits)

 
Engineering Physics

  • Engineering Physics – Mechanical Engineering Double Major   (177 Credits)
  • Engineering Physics – Mechanical Engineering Two Degrees  (189 Credits)
  • Engineering Physics – Computer Engineering Two Degrees  (189 Credits)
  • Engineering Physics – Electrical Engineering Two Degrees   (189 Credits)