B.S. Mechanical Engineering + B.S. Physics

Complete a dual degree in mechanical engineering and physics at UW-Stout in five years.
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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 Mechanical Engineering (ME) plus the B.S. Physics can be completed in five years at UW-Stout.

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.


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