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