Applied Physics, B.S. (NJCU) and Civil Engineering, B.S. (NJIT), Dual Degree (3 + 2) Program

This dual-degree program is designed for students interested in Physics and Civil Engineering. New Jersey City University and New Jersey Institute of Technology jointly offer a five-year program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Physics from NJCU and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from NJIT. Earning these two degrees increases the chances of obtaining a better entry-level position and opens the door to greater career possibilities. This program combines a traditional liberal arts environment with an intensive technical curriculum.

This dual-degree program is an excellent choice for students who understand the value of a liberal arts education, are interested in careers in the physical sciences and engineering, wish to work as engineers while having a strong background in physics, and wish to maximize their career options.

Students enter as full-time, degree-seeking freshmen and continue their studies for three years at NJCU while taking occasional classes at NJIT, during which time the General Education coursework and the majority of Physics degree requirements from NJCU are satisfied. Students enroll full-time at NJIT during the fourth and fifth years of the program, during which time students focus on required engineering courses, some of which satisfy NJCU’s Physics degree requirements. A B.S. in Applied Physics is awarded by NJCU at the end of the fourth year and a B.S. in Civil Engineering is awarded by NJIT at the end of the fifth year.

Students interested in this dual-degree program are strongly encouraged to select the major as soon as possible upon enrolling at NJCU in consultation with a faculty advisor from the Physics Department. The advisor will assist students in planning the program of study in order to complete the program requirements within the five-year time span.

Requirements for admission into the program are a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA and a 3.0 or better GPA in Math and Sciences.

Required Courses:
PHYS 140Principles of Physics I - Lecture3
PHYS 1140Principles of Physics I - Laboratory and recitation1
PHYS 141Principles of Physics II - Lecture3
PHYS 1141Principles of Physics II - Laboratory and Recitation1
PHYS 230Physics III (Lecture)3
PHYS 1230Physics III Recitation & Laboratory1
PHYS 321Theory and Applications of Electricity and Magnetism3
PHYS 301Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory3
PHYS 405Introduction to Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS 410Classical Mechanics4
CHEM 105General Chemistry I Lecture3
CHEM 1105General Chemistry I Recitation/Laboratory2
CHEM 106General Chemistry II Lecture3
CHEM 1106General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory2
MATH 192Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 193Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 193Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 292Calculus & Analytical Geometry III4
MATH 311Differential Equations for Engineers4
ECON 208Principles of Economics:Micro3
Required Courses Taken at NJIT
FED 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Design1
MECH 235 Statics3
CIS 101 Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
CE 200 Surveying3
CE 200A Surveying Laboratory
MATH 279 Statistics and Probability for Engineers3
CE 210 Construction Materials and Procedures3
CE 260 Civil Engineering Methods3
MECH 237 Strength of Materials3
PHYS 450 Advanced Physics Laboratory
CE 320 Fluid Mechanics
CE 320A Hydraulics Laboratory
CE 321 Water Resources Engineering
CE 332 Structural Analysis
MECH 236 Dynamics
EnE 262 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CE 333 Reinforced Concrete Design
CE 341 Soil Mechanics
CE 341A Soil Mechanics Laboratory
CE 350 Transportation Engineering
CE 341 Construction Materials Lab
CE 432 Steel Design
CE 443 Foundation Design
CE 494 Civil Engineering Design I
ELEC Technical (3-0-3)
ELEC Science Elective (3-0-3)
ELEC CE Elective (3-0-3)
ELEC Management: GUR (3-0-3)
ELEC Capstone Seminar 400 Level: GUR (3-0-3)
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
4
MATH 192 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
PHYS 140 Principles of Physics I - Lecture 3
PHYS 1140 Principles of Physics I - Laboratory and recitation 1
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I Lecture 3
CHEM 1105 General Chemistry I Recitation/Laboratory 2
INTD 101 Orientation to College *First time Freshmen Only 1
 Credits18
Semester 2
ENGL 102
or ESL 102
English Composition II
or
4
MATH 193 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
PHYS 141 Principles of Physics II - Lecture 3
PHYS 1141 Principles of Physics II - Laboratory and Recitation 1
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II Lecture 3
CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory 2
 Credits17
Second Year
Semester 1
PHYS 230 Physics III (Lecture) 3
PHYS 1230 Physics III Recitation & Laboratory 1
MATH 292 Calculus & Analytical Geometry III 4
ECON 208 Principles of Economics:Micro 3
General Education Tier I or II Course 3
 Credits14
Semester 2
PHYS 321 Theory and Applications of Electricity and Magnetism 3
MATH 311 Differential Equations for Engineers 4
FED 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Design (Taken at NJIT) 1
MECH 235 Statics (Taken at NJIT) 3
CIS 101 Computer Programming and Problem Solving (Taken at NJIT) 3
 Credits14
Third Year
Semester 1
PHYS 301 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 3
PHYS 410 Classical Mechanics 4
CE 200 Surveying (Taken at NJIT) 3
CE 200A: Surveying Laboratory (Taken at NJIT) 3
MATH 279 Statistics and Probability for Engineers (Taken at NJIT) 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
PHYS 405 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 3
CE 210 Construction Materials and Procedures (Taken at NJIT) 3
CE 260 Civil Engineering Methods (Taken at NJIT) 3
MECH 237 Strength of Materials (Taken at NJIT) 3
PHYS 450 Advanced Physics Laboratory (1-4-3) (Taken at NJIT) 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Semester 1
ALL COURSES TAKEN AT NJIT  
CE 320 Fluid Mechanics (4-0-4)  
CE 320A Hydraulics Laboratory (0-3-1)  
CE 321 Water Resources Engineering (3-0-3)  
CE 332 Structural Analysis (2-0-2)  
MECH 236 Dynamics (2-0-2)  
EnE 262 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3-1-3)  
 Credits0
Semester 2
ALL COURSES TAKEN AT NJIT  
CE 431 Reinforced Concrete Design (3-0-3)  
CE 341 Soil Mechanics (3-0-3)  
CE 341A Soil Mechanics Laboratory (0-3-1)  
CE 350 Transportation Engineering (3-0-3)  
ELEC Technical (3-0-3)  
 Credits0
Fifth Year
Semester 1
ALL COURSES TAKEN AT NJIT  
CE 431 Construction Materials Lab (0-3-1)  
CE 432 Steel Design (3-0-3)  
CE 443 Foundation Design (3-0-3)  
CE 494 Civil Engineering Design I (3-0-3)  
CE XXX Civil Engineering Elective (3-0-3)  
HSS ELEC Communications Elective 300 level (3-0-3)  
 Credits0
Semester 2
ALL COURSES TAKEN AT NJIT  
CE 495 Civil Engineering Design II (3-0-3)  
ELEC Science Elective (3-0-3)  
CE XXX Civil Engineering Elective (3-0-3)  
ELEC Management: GUR (3-0-3)  
ELEC Capstone Seminar 400 Level: GUR (3-0-3)  
 Credits0
 Total Credits95

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Applied Physics BS (NJCU) and Civil Engineering BS (NJIT), Dual Degree (3+2) program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the factual and theoretical basis of physics including Newton's Laws of motion, conservation laws, E&M and Quantum Mechanics.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of scientific inquiry and explain how scientific knowledge is discovered and validated.
  3. Apply quantitative reasoning to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical tools and their applications to understanding physics systems.
  5. Communicate scientific information based on original research or literature review.
  6. Demonstrate preparedness to enter the work force or Graduate School.