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Engineering 3+2 (B.A. in Physics) (B.S. in Engineering)

One plan — with two degree paths — that will put you in a dynamic position for limitless career opportunities. Get ready to research, develop, and design new materials, devices, sensors, and processes for a diverse range of applications.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.A.
  • B.S.
Program Contact
Professor of Physics and Engineering
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Earn 2 degrees in 5 years

Your climb is within reach!

3 years at Bloomsburg for B.A. in Physics + 2 years at Penn State for B.S. in Engineering

Anastasia Timofeeva

Only new freshmen are eligible for the 3+2 program. Students transferring from another college or university are encouraged to pursue other options at Bloomsburg University, such as Physics, Electronics Engineering Technology, or Radiation Science.

The 3+2 program is intended for academically advanced students. Ideally, you should start your first semester with Calculus 1 rather than Pre-Calculus. The ALEKS math placement test can be taken multiple times, and online tutorials are provided. An ALEKS score of 76 or greater is needed to place into Calculus 1.

In your first three years, you need to complete the B.A. Physics degree requirements, additional courses for Penn State, and general-education points (GEPs). It's a tight schedule that requires close consultation with your academic advisor. This consultation should begin before you start your first semester. Courses fill up quickly, so please secure your freshman schedule well in advance of the beginning of the semester.

Engineering science is a broad discipline that encompasses many different scientific principles and associated mathematics that underlie engineering.

Penn State offers numerous engineering majors as part of the 3+2 agreement, including civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

If you select a particular engineering major in your freshman year and communicate this choice to Penn State (via your advisor), that major will remain available to you, despite any enrollment limits subsequently placed by Penn State.

A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for entry into most Penn State engineering majors. Penn State calculates GPA slightly differently from Bloomsburg University, so please consult with your advisor. Penn State will also check that you've completed the necessary coursework. To be transferable to Penn State, Bloomsburg University courses must have a grade of C or better.

Courses and Curriculum

All are accredited by ABET

  • Alternative Energy and Power Generation Engineering – Hazleton campus
  • Applied Materials Engineering – Dubois campus
  • Biological Engineering – University Park (main campus)
  • Civil Engineering – University Park, Harrisburg campuses
  • Computer Engineering – Erie campus
  • Electrical Engineering – University Park, Erie, Harrisburg campuses
  • Energy Engineering – University Park
  • Engineering Science (Honors) – University Park
  • Industrial Engineering – University Park and Erie campuses
  • Materials Science and Engineering – University Park
  • Mechanical Engineering – Altoona, Berks, Erie, Harrisburg, and Scranton campuses
  • Mining Engineering – University Park
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Design – Abington, Brandywine, and Great Valley campuses
  • Nuclear Engineering – University Park
  • Polymer Engineering and Science – Erie campus
  • Rail Transportation Engineering – Altoona campus
  • Software Engineering – Erie campus
  • Survey Engineering – Wilkes-Barre campus

The Husky Difference

ABET accreditation adds value
Penn State engineering programs are ABET accredited, which enable you to pursue Professional Engineering (PE) licensure.

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