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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Physics

The study of physics explores the ways matter moves through space and time, from molecules to galaxies, the theoretical and the tangible, ultimately offering us a better understanding of the way the world around us works. It provides a unique lens through which to study engineering, providing you with a fundamental understanding of science that can apply to a broad range of research interests and careers.

Engineering Physics at John Carroll

With a degree in Engineering Physics from JCU, the strength of your technical skills will be matched only by the breadth of knowledge gained in your liberal arts classes. You’ll be prepared to pursue further education in engineering or physics, and be a good candidate for a range of careers in engineering, from electrical to aerospace, biomedical and civil.

Engineering at JCU has “leveled up”:  Engineering Physics (EP) BS – 4-year JCU degree

Sample Course  2022- 2023

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BS in Physics Program Highlights

Industry Careers

Recent graduates have gone on to work as a research engineer at Cleveland Clinic, an electrical engineer at NASA, a quality engineer at L3Harris, a national defense contractor, and a software engineer at Zin Technologies, an aerospace software company. While the range of potential careers for an engineering physics major are broad, what all graduates share are expert technical skills, wide ranging problem solving abilities, and the ability to communicate ideas  clearly through research, writing, and interpersonal skills.


As a physics student, you’ll spend 1-2 semesters completing a research project during your senior year. Recently, seniors worked under the supervision of Dr. Kara for their capstone project to develop machine learning approaches in magnetic resonance fingerprinting, analyzing MRI images in a new way.

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“The physics training and foundation in problem solving using math, computers, or simply critical thinking allows for an ability to transition from challenge to challenge as the world changes in the future. Our graduates often advance in responsibility in their careers more quickly than their peers in technical fields due to their way of seeing the world through the physics lens.
—  Jeffrey Dyck, PhD, Professor of Physics and Department Chair

Notable Alum


Melissa McGuire, '90

JCU Alumna Melissa McGuire graduated with a BS in engineering physics in 1990, having interned at the NASA Glenn Research Center. She went on to receive a masters in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and was quickly hired as an aerospace engineer at a company called Analex. She recently celebrated her 23 year work anniversary at the NASA Glenn Research Center, where she designs missions to Mars and the Moon as the Chief of the Mission Architecture and Analysis Branch.

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Engineering Physics Alumni Across the Region

John Carroll University alumni live, work, teach and support communities throughout the region from Northeast Ohio to Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.