University Catalogue

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM IN ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS

 

    1. This is a program of undergraduate study at UNO and Southeastern whereby students may earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physics from Southeastern and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering from UNO in a total of 5 years.

 

    1. Students in this program will typically enroll at Southeastern for five semesters and enroll at UNO for five semesters.

 

    1. After successfully completing the prescribed curriculum at Southeastern, the student will submit an application for transfer admission to UNO’s Admissions Office.

 

    1. The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Southeastern will advise dual-degree students while students are enrolled there to ensure that the requirements for the B.S. degree at Southeastern and the entrance requirements to the College of Engineering at the University of New Orleans are met. The Associate Dean of Engineering at UNO will be available for further advising and consultation. UNO’s Admissions Office will ensure that UNO’s requirements for the program are met.

 

    1. Satisfactory preparation in coursework at both universities is defined as follows:
        1. A grade of “C” or better in each course taken at Southeastern to satisfy degree requirements in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and other fields necessary to satisfy degree requirements of UNO, and

       

      1. An overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 or better earned at Southeastern for acceptance fulltime to the University of New Orleans.

       

    2. The minimum requirements for awarding the B.S. in Physics from Southeastern in conjunction with the B.S. in Engineering from UNO are as follows:
      1. Completion of at least 30 credit hours in residence at Southeastern;
      2. Completion of at least 28 hours of physics courses at the 200-level or higher, of which at least 23 hours must be completed in residence at Southeastern, and which must be chosen from courses required of physics majors at Southeastern;
      3. A grade point average of 2.0 in all courses used to satisfy the graduation requirements and in all required course work in the major field of physics;
      4. Completion of the Louisiana Board of Regents general education requirements;
      5. Successful completion of an engineering degree program at UNO.

       

    3. Successful completion of the coursework at University of New Orleans means the following:
      1. Achievement of a GPA of at least 2.0 in the student’s selected major,
      2. Achievement of a cumulative UNO GPA of at least 2.0,
      3. Completion of at least 60 credit hours of coursework in residence at UNO unless otherwise approved by the Associate Dean for Student and Undergraduate Affairs at UNO, and
      4. At least 50% of all major courses must be completed in residence at UNO.

       

    4. At the beginning of the semester in which the student completes the requirements for graduation at UNO, the student must contact the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Southeastern and send an official UNO transcript (to the Department Head) and complete Southeastern’s graduation application process. The College of Engineering at UNO shall verify to the College of Science and Technology at Southeastern that the student has completed the requirements for graduation from UNO. At the end of the semester, once the student has completed all courses for graduation from UNO, the student must send an official UNO transcript to Southeastern’s Office of Admissions.

 

  1. After successful completion of the coursework at University of New Orleans, the student will receive:
    1. The degree of Bachelor of Science in the appropriate Engineering discipline from UNO, and
    2. The degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics from Southeastern.