STEM Programs

Physics Engineering

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Bachelor’s Degree Programs

As a physics engineering student at BVU, you’ll have access to a dual degree engineering program partnered with Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Students have the opportunity to earn a degree in physics, biology, or computer science from BVU as well as their engineering degree from Washington University.

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Why should I earn a physics engineering degree?

High Demand

There is growing demand for engineers with nearly 140,000 new jobs expected over the 2016–26 decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

High Income Potential

Engineers earned a median annual wage of $91,010 in 2016—more than twice the median wage for all workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Options Abound

A degree focused on engineering opens doors in virtually every industry, from energy to biomedicine to aerospace to mining to more.

What Can I Do With a Physics Engineering Degree?

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering

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Why study physics engineering at BVU?

Partnership with WashU

As a physics engineering student, you will complete three or four years at BVU and two years at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. After successful completion of two years of full-time study at WashU, you will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from BVU’s School of Science, as well as a bachelor’s degree in engineering from WashU’s McKelvey School of Engineering. WashU students can also continue their education and earn their master’s degree in just one additional year. The experience you gain through a liberal arts education at BVU, followed by a research-based education at WashU, sets you up for success in the field of engineering. 


You’ll have networking and internship opportunities while engaging closely and building relationships with your cohort from both universities. The dual enrollment program increases your marketability! 

Careers & Internships of BVU Grads

  • 3D52 Engineering
  • Draper Labs
  • ExxonMobil
  • NASA
  • Monticello Nuclear power plant

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Physics Engineering Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Physics Engineering Courses

At BVU, students can work toward a physics minor or a bachelor’s in physics engineering. The physics engineering option is only available to students enrolled in the Dual Degree program with Washington University in St. Louis. Physics minors are available without dual enrollment.

  • Major in Physics Engineering (48-54 credit hours)
  • Minor in Physics (27 credit hours)
  • Minor in Physics with Teaching Licensure 5-12 (24 credit hours)

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