Engineering Physics, also known as Applied Physics, is one of two unique Physics specializations taught at the University of West Florida. The study of Engineering Physics emphasizes the application of basic scientific principles to the design of equipment, which includes electronic and electro-mechanical systems, for use in measurements, communications, and data acquisition.
The program is recommended for students interested in newly developing areas of physics, high technology, instrumentation and communications.
Physics is a basic science which covers the study of matter, radiations, and interactions. The various topics covered include electricity and magnetism, electronics, fluids, mechanics, optics, quantum phenomena, and concepts of relativity, thermodynamics, waves, and several related laboratory activities.
The minor provides an opportunity for students majoring in other areas to take 15 semester hours of physics courses above 3100 level to compliment their majors.