DePaul University offers a joint program with Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in physics and engineering. This program allows students to enroll in courses at IIT while remaining full-time DePaul students. Students will receive a BS degree in Physics from DePaul University and a BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, or Computer Engineering from IIT upon completion of the 4+1 program. *
Students interested in Engineering Physics or the joint program should promptly consult with a Physics Department advisor for information about scheduling, requirements, and admission to the joint program.
- PHY 370 ELECTRONICS (required for Mechanical/Aerosopace) or PHY 340 THERMAL PHYSICS (required for Electrical/Computer)
- One of the following two course sequences (Electrical Engineering students should take PHY 320 and PHY 321):
- Electromagnetism Sequence
- Quantum Mechanics Sequence
- Two additional physics courses at the 300 or 400 level as approved by advisor
- Approved twenty quarter hours at 300/400 level from the Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical/Computer Engineering program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Students interested in obtaining a BS in Physics with the Engineering Physics concentration must be accepted into one of these programs at IIT as part of the DePaul-IIT Joint Engineering Program. Note that, in addition to the engineering courses mentioned above, students must take at IIT at least four courses at the 200-level and at least 10 additional 300 and 400-level courses to earn their engineering degree at IIT (The total number of courses will be determined by IIT). Please contact the Physics Department for details.
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
*Courses taken at an external institution such as IIT are excluded from the university's employee tuition waiver benefit program.