Physics leading to the 3+2 Engineering Program Major

Physics and engineering degree in five years? Yes, please. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend three years at Cortland taking all requirements for a degree in physics, then transfer to an engineering school for two years to complete the requirements for a degree in engineering. This 3+2 program fosters opportunity because it stresses the fundamentals of physics and engineering while making you extremely marketable to potential employers in both fields.

Career Potential

  • Graduate work in engineering
  • Technical specialist
  • Professional engineer
  • Construction industry

What Will I Learn?

  • Gain a strong background in applied mathematics
  • Learn advanced computer skills
  • Work with sophisticated science instrumentation

Students working in Physics lab

Special Features

You’ll study and work in state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching laboratories as well as a new 41-seat digital projection planetarium.

Get Involved

There are plenty of opportunities to collaborate with faculty in original research.

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Sigma Pi Sigma,The Physics Honor Society

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Bowers Hall, Room 144
Phone: 607-753-2821
Fax: 607-753-4973

Fast Facts

  • Your degree is complete when you finish your engineering portion.
  • Our students have transferred to such schools as Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, Clarkson University and SUNY Stony Brook.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 125


SUNY Cortland recognizes excellence in its students with awards and scholarships.

  • William Joseph Phelps ’69 Award
  • Outstanding Senior Physics Major Award
  • Kendall Reynolds Memorial Scholarship in Physics

See all scholarship opportunities

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