As part of Trevecca’s 3-2 engineering program with Vanderbilt University, the applied physics major seeks to provide a broad foundation which prepares for success in engineering or other technical fields. Upon successful completion of the program’s requirements during three years at Trevecca and one year at Vanderbilt, an applied physics degree is awarded by Trevecca. An engineering degree is awarded by Vanderbilt after completion of the degree requirements for the chosen engineering discipline. Although the applied physics major is primarily intended for 3-2 engineering students, there is also an option to complete the major at Trevecca.
Within the physics and applied physics majors, students work closely with faculty on research and engineering design projects. Coupled with a rigorous classroom experience in a broad range of science and mathematics classes, this hands-on interaction gives our students unique opportunities for developing expertise in a broad range of engineering disciplines.
The physics faculty have obtained corporate and government funding which supports an active undergraduate research program at Trevecca. More details about our Near Space Research program and our Magnetic Imaging research can be found at the physics website. Hands-on experience gained at Trevecca has allowed our students to excel in summer research and continue their education at highly-competitive graduate and medical schools.