Undecided between Engineering and Physics?
If you are undecided between Engineering or Physics, you have some time at Calvin to decide. You can take up to three semesters at Calvin and still finish in four years with a degree in one area or the other, as long as you decide which one by the end of the fall semester in your sophomore year. Students planning full programs are advised to plot out their courses for all four years of their time at Calvin. The sample four-year schedules below can assist students in this planning and staying on track. However, each student is responsible for planning a program that meets all catalog requirements along with their academic advisor.
- Undecided Engineering and Physics model program for first two years
- Computer Engineering Major with a Physics Minor
- Computer Engineering Major with an Optics Minor
- Physics Major with Computer Engineering Minor
- Physics Major with Environmental Engineering Minor
- Physics Major with Mechanical Engineering Minor
- The one exception is the chemical engineering concentration, where you cannot count PHYS134 as an engineering elective (because that concentration requires it to be in chemistry). But even there, if you come in with AP for math, physics, or chemistry, you'll be able to jump ahead a bit within the model program and still keep your options open. For more information, see the engineering chairperson and also check out the corresponding information on the Physics & Astronomy web site .