Physical Science (3:2 Transfer Program)

Programs offered
  • Physical Science (major)

Physical Science (BA)


To offer the advantages of combining Christian liberal arts with Engineering majors not offered at SPU, SPU has dual-degree agreements with Washington State University and the University of Washington. 

These agreements allow you to complete three years of study at SPU and two years at the partnering school, resulting in a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Sciences from SPU and a Bachelor of Science from the participating engineering school.

  • During your three years at SPU, you complete the 51-credit Physical Sciences major.
  • You will satisfy both the requirements for the SPU Bachelor of Arts degree and many fundamental requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree by taking the core Christian foundations, liberal arts, and prescribed courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering.
  • If you fulfill the entrance requirements of the partner university, you may then transfer to the participating university. At that university, you will spend two years taking upper-division engineering courses to complete the second degree.

The Physical Sciences (3:2 Engineering) major Capstone requirement can be met by completing one of the following:

  • At the University of Washington: ME 495, CEE 441, CEE 442, CEE 444, CEE 445.
  • At Washington State University: CE 465, ME 416,CHE 451, B E 411
  • By meeting an approved course that includes a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier coursework and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints.

Apply to the major

Students who have demonstrated their ability to succeed in engineering classes are welcome to apply to an engineering major. This ability is demonstrated by the following.

Students must have completed the following courses at SPU and have a minimum 2.5 GPA, both in coursework required for the engineering major and as the SPU cumulative GPA:

  • Physical Science major: EE 2726 Electric Circuits 1, or EGR 2891 Statics, or a course taken at SPU requiring “Circuits I” or “Statics” as a prerequisite, prior to applying to this major, or approval of faculty advisor.

Once you have completed those courses:

  • Apply online for admission to an Engineering major in the Winter Quarter of your sophomore year.
  • Transfer students will be evaluated for major admission on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must complete the major requirements in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year of your admittance to the major.

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