Physics/Engineering Dual Degree Program

North Georgia College & State University offers a dual degree program which allows students to receive a bachelor's degree in physics from North Georgia and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Clemson University in South Carolina, or Mercer University in Macon. The dual degree program gives students the opportunity to develop a strong liberal arts background before completing academic coursework in engineering at another institution. Typically, dual degree students attend North Georgia for three years, then attend Georgia Tech, Clemson, or Mercer for an additional two to three years.

Dual Degree Requirements

  1. Complete credit hours at North Georgia College & State University as outlined in the requirements listed below.
  2. Receive a recommendation from North Georgia's dual degree coordinator.
  3. Earn a college grade point average which indicates the student could satisfactorily complete degree requirements at Georgia Tech, Clemson, or Mercer.
  4. Complete a study program for the standard curriculum of the engineering degree being sought.
  5. If the official study program at Georgia Tech, Clemson, or Mercer includes electives and the candidate has excessive hours at North Georgia, he/she may petition that these excess hours be used as transfer credits. Transfer credits shall not amount to more than one half of the official study program.

Core Curriculum Requirements

60 Hours

All baccalaureate degree programs at North Georgia have as a requirement the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found in Core Curriculum. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Area A

MATH 1113 or MATH 2450

Area B

no exceptions

Area C

no exceptions

Area D

MATH 2450 or MATH 2460. Physics dual degree majors may not count PHYS 2211, 2211L, 2212, 2212L in Area D.

Area E

no exceptions

Area F. Courses Related to Program of Study

18 Hours

For students starting with MATH 1113 in Area A:

PHYS 2211, 2211L, 2212, 2212L

8 hours

MATH 2460, 2470 (2450 taken in Area D)

8 hours

CSCI 1301 (3 hours)* or CSCI 1371 (4 hours)**

3 or 4 hours

* One hour will be counted in electives


** Two hours will be counted in electives


For students starting with MATH 2450 in Area A:

PHYS 2211, 2211L, 2212, 2212L

8 hours

MATH 2470 (2450 taken in Area A; 2460 in Area D)

4 hours

2 hour carryover from Areas A and D

2 hours

CSCI 1301 (3 hours) or CSCI 1371 (4 hours)

3 or 4 hours

1 elective hour (if CSCI 1301 taken above)

1 hour

Courses Required for the Major

PHYS 3310, 3310L, 3111, 3411, 3610

13 hours

CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L (may be part of Area D)

8 hours

MATH 3000

3 hours

Electives to bring the total number of North Georgia hours to 90

Recommended Courses

Before transferring to the engineering school, it is recommended that dual-degree students take introductory engineering courses offered at North Georgia, such as Statics and Dynamics, if their engineering field is aerospace, civil, or mechanical.

Students transferring to Georgia Tech should also take MATH 3650 (Linear Algebra) before transferring.

Other Requirements

U.S. and Georgia Constitution & History Requirement

Learning Goals (US, CT, Global)