Department of Physics and Engineering

We offer the following degrees:

  • the B.S. in Physics
  • the B.A. in Physics
  • the Engineering 3/2-Option B.A. in Physics

Our graduates are employed as engineers, research scientists in national laboratories, medical physicists, health physicists, and physics teachers in high schools and colleges. Students frequently receive grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation to partipate in research programs. A full range of physics courses supports our physics programs. Modern lab equipment enables a hands-on experimental emphasis.

The Engineering-3/2-Option

The Engineering-3/2-Option prepares students for a degree in engineering. By taking part in this program, a student can earn two degrees in a total of about 5 years. One of these degrees is the B.A. in Physics from Wesleyan. The other degree is one of the following:  

  • B.S. in Engineering from West Virginia University,
  • B.S. in Engineering from Virginia Tech, or
  • M.S. in Engineering from the University of Virginia.


The Engineering-3/2-Option enables engineering students to start with a solid foundation for engineering with Wesleyan's smaller classes and labs.


Students finish their work at Wesleyan in 3 years. Then they transfer to complete their study of engineering at the chosen university.


When they complete their work at the university, students will have a degree in physics from Wesleyan and a degree in engineering from the university.


Students may select from the following fields:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction and Management Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering Petroleum
  • Natural Gas Engineering


Minors are available in

  • Green Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Microelectronic Engineering

For more information about Wesleyan’s programs, please contact Dr. Bert Popson at or (304) 473-8070.