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About the Applied Physics and Engineering Dual Degree Program

Carroll University, the University of Wisconsin Platteville and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee offer an inter-university program that allows students to earn two degrees: a B.S. in Applied Physics from Carroll University, and a B.S. in Engineering from the UW-Platteville or UW-Milwaukee. There is also an option to earn a B.S. in Applied Physics from Carroll University and an M.S. in Engineering from UW-Milwaukee. Students receive an Applied Physics degree from Carroll University after the successful completion of their first year at UW-Platteville or UW-Milwaukee.

Pre-engineering students at Carroll University follow a course of study designed to prepare them for the upper level engineering courses they will take in the final two years at the partner institution. This includes core courses and laboratory instruction in Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics and in some cases, courses specific to the requirements of the final two years at the partner institution. For instance, students intending to pursue Biomedical Engineering at UW-Milwaukee would take courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology during their three years at Carroll. Pre-engineering students at Carroll benefit from the close association with program faculty during their foundational technical development complemented by the Pioneer Core and liberal studies program that prepares them for future success in engineering and as citizens of global communities.

Learning Outcomes for Applied Physics/Engineering

  1. Prepare students to successfully complete an intensive 2-year engineering curriculum at UW-Platteville or UW-Milwaukee.
  2. Introduce students to the engineering profession, including engineering problem solving, judgment and practice.
  3. Begin development of student awareness of the impact of their work on society, locally, nationally and globally.

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