Physics and Pre-Engineering Department


 

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901

Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South
Room 201
302-857-6659
Fax: 302-857-7482

Chairperson: Dr. Noureddine MELIKECHI
Professor: GLEESON, GWANMESIA, KHAN, MELIKECHI, PURDY
Associate Professor: MARCANO, ZERRAD
Assistant Professor: SABANAYAGAM
 

CURRICULUM OPTIONS IN PHYSICS

Students must get updated curriculum sheets from their advisors.

PHYSICS MAJOR: All students who select a major within the Department of Physics and Pre-Engineering must complete the general education program as required of all students. In addition, students who wish to major in physics must take fifty-two (52) hours of Physics including the following Physics 201-202, 203, 204, 305, 311-312, 316, 323-324, 401-402, 404, 418; Chemistry 101-102; and nine (9) credits of technical electives.

Every non-teaching physics major must minor in mathematics. The minor program includes: Mathematics 251, 252, 253, 351, 451, 452.

PHYSICS EDUCATION: All students who select this major must complete the general education program as required by all students. In addition, students who plan to teach on the secondary level must take 29 hours in Physics including: Physics 201- 202, 316, 323-324, 401, 409. Every physics teaching major must take Astronomy 101,; Biology 100; Chemistry 101-102; Mathematics 208, 251, 252, 253, 351; Education 204, 210, 309, 313, 318, 322, 355, 411, 412; Psychology 201, 204, 302; Geology 101; Ecology 205.

PHYSICS/PRE-ENGINEERING EMPHASIS: All students who select this major must complete the general education program as required of all students. In addition, students must take Physics 200, 201-202, 203, 204, 311-312, 351-352; Engineering 105 or 106; Electrical Engineering 205, 210, 211, 220, 221, 309; Metallurgy 302; Chemistry 101-102; and nine credits of technical electives.

PHYSICS/MEDICAL EMPHASIS: All students who select this major must complete the general education program as required of all students. In addition, students must take Physics 200, 201-202, 203, 204, 311-312, 341-342; Mathematics 251, 252, 253, 351; Engineering 105 or 106; Electrical Engineering 205, 210, 211, 220, 221; Chemistry 101-102; Biology 207, 208; and nine credits of technical electives.

PHYSICS MINOR: A student who desires a minor in physics must complete Physics 201, 202, 203, and twelve (12) additional hours of physics with the approval of the department.

COOPERATIVE ENGINEERING

See PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM for program and course descriptions, and curriculum details (Students must get updated curriculum sheets from their advisors).

DUAL DEGREE OPTIONS:

PHYSICS/CIVIL ENGINEERING,
PHYSICS/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING,
PHYSICS/MECHANICAL AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

After successfully completing all requirements for any of the above degrees, students receive a B.S. in physics from Delaware State University and a B.S. in an engineering discipline from the cooperating engineering institution.

SINGLE DEGREE OPTIONS:

CIVIL ENGINEERING
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

For these options B.S. degrees are offered by the cooperating engineering school.