Engineering Physics : About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria
See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance criteria.

Acceptance Information

Students interested in being accepted into this program should meet with an advisor from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The advisors are located in 410 Bonner Hall.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria
See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance criteria.

Acceptance Information

Students interested in being accepted into this program should meet with an advisor from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The advisors are located in 410 Bonner Hall.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

The program offers lecture courses, lecture/lab courses, and lab courses. The courses taken only by physics majors typically have ten to twenty students in them; the electrical engineering courses have somewhat more. TAs are only used as recitation or lab instructors in the introductory courses. Students interested in pursuing a degree in engineering physics should begin by taking CHE 107-CHE 108, EAS 140, MTH 141-MTH 142, and PHY 107 (or PHY 117, preferred) or equivalent honors courses. This is particularly important for PHY 107, which has PHY 117 as the equivalent honors course (preferred), and is designed to benefit physics majors and strong engineering students.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Courses

The program offers lecture courses, lecture/lab courses, and lab courses. The courses taken only by physics majors typically have ten to twenty students in them; the electrical engineering courses have somewhat more. TAs are only used as recitation or lab instructors in the introductory courses. Students interested in pursuing a degree in engineering physics should begin by taking CHE 107-CHE 108, EAS 140, MTH 141-MTH 142, and PHY 107 (or PHY 117, preferred) or equivalent honors courses. This is particularly important for PHY 107, which has PHY 117 as the equivalent honors course (preferred), and is designed to benefit physics majors and strong engineering students.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

The Directors of Undergraduate Studies for this program are Professor Jonathan Bird, who can be contacted at jbird@buffalo.edu; or 716-645-1015 and Professor Bernard Weinstein, who can be contacted at phyugadv@buffalo.edu; 716-645-6730 or 3645; or 209 Fronczack Hall.

Please see the Department of Electrical Engineering's faculty listing for descriptions of the specializations of our faculty in Engineering. Some of the distinctions received by our electrical engineering faculty include: Tau Beta Pi Teacher of the Year, Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

The physics faculty is comprised of approximately equal number of theorists and experimentalists. Faculty are involved in all areas of physics including condensed matter physics, biophysics, high energy physics, and astrophysics/cosmology.

Five physics faculty members have received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and eight are Fellows of the American Physical Society.

About Our Faculty

The Directors of Undergraduate Studies for this program are Professor Jonathan Bird, who can be contacted at jbird@buffalo.edu; or 716-645-1015 and Professor Bernard Weinstein, who can be contacted at phyugadv@buffalo.edu; 716-645-6730 or 3645; or 209 Fronczack Hall.

Please see the Department of Electrical Engineering's faculty listing for descriptions of the specializations of our faculty in Engineering. Some of the distinctions received by our electrical engineering faculty include: Tau Beta Pi Teacher of the Year, Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

The physics faculty is comprised of approximately equal number of theorists and experimentalists. Faculty are involved in all areas of physics including condensed matter physics, biophysics, high energy physics, and astrophysics/cosmology.

Five physics faculty members have received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and eight are Fellows of the American Physical Society.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Undergraduate majors regularly become involved in the research activities of the faculty. This can involve independent study, part-time employment, and/or full-time employment during the summer.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Departmental Honors
By completing a senior thesis and obtaining satisfactory grades, it is possible to graduate from the program with Departmental Honors.

Outstanding Senior Award

Each year the department of physics chooses an outstanding senior. This student receives a certificate and a monetary award from the department, and also receives a College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Outstanding Senior Award.

Sekula Scholarship

Each year the department of physics awards up to seven scholarships to undergraduate majors involved in one of its programs. This award is based on merit, as well as financial need.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Undergraduate majors regularly become involved in the research activities of the faculty. This can involve independent study, part-time employment, and/or full-time employment during the summer.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Departmental Honors
By completing a senior thesis and obtaining satisfactory grades, it is possible to graduate from the program with Departmental Honors.

Outstanding Senior Award

Each year the department of physics chooses an outstanding senior. This student receives a certificate and a monetary award from the department, and also receives a College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Outstanding Senior Award.

Sekula Scholarship

Each year the department of physics awards up to seven scholarships to undergraduate majors involved in one of its programs. This award is based on merit, as well as financial need.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Physics Club

This organization is an active group open to all students. It sponsors special speakers and workshops, and organizes open houses and social activities. For more information, call 716.645.2017. Students in the club also belong to the Society of Physics Students (SPS), which is affiliated with the American Physical Society, and with GPA above 3.5 are eligible for election to the Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.

See the UB Student Association.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Physics Club

This organization is an active group open to all students. It sponsors special speakers and workshops, and organizes open houses and social activities. For more information, call 716.645.2017. Students in the club also belong to the Society of Physics Students (SPS), which is affiliated with the American Physical Society, and with GPA above 3.5 are eligible for election to the Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.

See the UB Student Association.

Links to Further Information About this Program

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:58 EST