B.S. Applied Science + B.S. Mechanical Engineering

A degree in Applied Physics (B.S. in Applied Science) plus a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering can be completed in five years at UW-Stout.
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There were 106,658 graduates with bachelor’s degrees in engineering in 2015. Double majoring can help you stand out from the crowd of engineers. The B.S. in Applied Science – Applied Physics (ASAP) plus the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) can be completed in five years at UW-Stout. We call it the ASAP-ME plan.

Many other schools have what is called a ‘3+2’ program where you study physics at one school for 3 years and engineering at a second school for 2 years and come out with a double major. At UW-Stout, you can complete a ‘3+2’ program in the same amount of time without having to change universities.

The American Institute of Physics visually shows the starting salaries for graduates with only a degree in physics between $22,000 to $68,000. Imagine what you could accomplish with a dual degree in engineering and physics.

Jobs

Physics majors (without any engineering degree) find jobs in most any engineering field. Engineering majors with a dual degree in physics can achieve the same flexibility as a physics major but with the in-depth skills of an engineer in their chosen area of engineering.

Common job titles for students with bachelor’s degrees in physics only:

  • Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Laser Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Consultant Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Support Staff Member

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