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There are multiple avenues for students who graduate with a degree in engineering. Among those could be computer design, testing power grids, developing mechanical systems such as HVAC systems, and more. The options as an engineer are limitless!

The School of Engineering and Physics offers three emphases for the B.S.E. Engineering degree
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Students may also choose to complete an A.S. in Engineering Studies, and transfer directly into the third year at the baccalaureate engineering program of their choice.


Many doors of service await students who study physics. Southern Adventist University physics major graduates have had successful careers as research scientists at national laboratories, program managers or computer software developers in technology companies, medical doctors, university professors, and high school teachers, in addition to other professions that require quantitative problem solving skills.

The School of Engineering and Physics offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in Physics and a B.S. in Biophysics. The B.S. degree in Physics gives the strongest physics foundation for any physics-related career. The B.A. degree in Physics with teaching licensure is recommended for a career in secondary teaching. The B.S. degree in Biophysics should be considered by students planning on advanced study and research in the fields of medicine, biophysics, physiology, radiation biology, and bioengineering:

  • BS Physics
  • BA Physics
  • BA Physics – Teaching Licensure 
  • BS Biophysics 
  • Physics Minor

To help physics graduates evaluate their academic progress and to aid the department in evaluating teaching effectiveness, each senior is required to:

  • Take the ETS Major Field Test in Physics.
  • Take the physics portion of the GRE if planning to apply to a graduate program in physics. A score above the 35th percentile is necessary for recommendation for graduate study.
  • Take PHYS 480 and do original research as a prerequisite.
Alumni are surveyed and studies are prepared comparing GRE results, careers, and graduate-study success. Information gained from the assessments and studies is used to evaluate departmental programs.

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