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3/2 Engineering-Physics Dual Degree Program

 An undergraduate student in the 3/2 engineering-physics dual degree program will attend the University of San Francisco for approximately three (3) academic years and the University of Southern California for approximately two (2) academic years. After satisfying the academic requirements of these two institutions, the student will be awarded a bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of San Francisco and one of the several designated bachelor of science degrees awarded by the University of Southern California.

Under this program dual degree candidates are eligible to seek any of the following degrees from the University of Southern California (which are compatible with the University of San Francisco's educational offerings):

  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Students satisfy the University of San Francisco's 3/2 engineering/physics requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in physics by successfully completing all the requirements for the Major in Physics.

Additional courses required for the successful continuation of the dual degree program at USC are:

Chemical Engineering:

  • CHEM - 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM - 113 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM - 236 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Computer Engineering:

  • MATH - 130 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MATH - 370 Probability and Statistics

All other engineering majors:

  • CHEM - 111 General Chemistry I

Students following the chemical engineering track do not need to take:

  • PHYS - 301 Computational Physics
  • PHYS - 312 Statistical and Thermal Physics and
  • PHYS - 330 Quantum Mechanics

However, their B.S. degree in physics from USF will be conditional on the successful completion at USC of the courses Fundamentals of Computer Programming (CSCI 101), Physical Chemistry a (CHEM 430a), and Physical Chemistry b (CHEM 430b).

Under this program, students who have completed the University of San Francisco's general education requirements will be considered as having completed the University of Southern California's general education requirements as well. A specified set of supporting mathematics and sciences courses required for the University of Southern California's degree should be taken at the University of San Francisco. Once the proper equivalences are considered, the remaining engineering courses at USC can be completed in two additional academic years.