In conjunction with a handful of select institutions, the Department of Physics offers a highly successful dual-degree program in physics and engineering. Upon completion, you will hold a bachelor's degree in physics from Ithaca College and one in engineering from the respective partner institution: Cornell University, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or the State University of New York at Binghamton. Partnerships with other institutions are also possible.
Students in the 3-2 program excel thanks to small classes and individual attention from faculty members at Ithaca; when you move on to the second phase of the program, you'll be well prepared for the rigors of an engineering curriculum. Our students have participated in a wide range of research and development fieldwork, including working with students at Cornell to design, build, and compete in a Formula SAE race car, and studying astronomy at the South Pole.
At the end of Ithaca's 3-2 program you'll be ready to pursue graduate education at the nation's top engineering schools, or take a job alongside other IC alums at Intel, Agilent Technologies, and other engineering powerhouses around the world. One recent grad is reaching even further, helping to engineer a probe that will visit Jupiter's moons!