Engineering Physics Major

Students building a model bridge

Engineering Physics prepares students for challenging, multi-disciplinary careers.

From advanced computing to innovative medical treatments to groundbreaking new technologies, engineering is at the forefront of some of the most exciting developments of our new century. For students interested in an engineering career, the Engineering Physics major at Randolph-Macon College offers both a thorough foundation in the discipline as well as the broad-based education essential for success in a global economy.

A Major with Options

With an Engineering Physics major, you’ll be prepared with the essential core coursework in engineering, coupled with elective courses in physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, or geology that complement your intended engineering subfield. You will also have the option to explore diverse interests through our liberal arts curriculum and through one-on-one interactions with faculty and practicing engineers.

A Foundation for a Changing Future

In a world where the only constant now is change, a liberal arts education is more relevant than ever. Liberal arts graduates are uniquely prepared with essential 21st-century skills: to write and communicate well, to understand complex issues, to synthesize information from multiple fields of knowledge, to master new concepts, and to collaborate not only across disciplines but around the globe.

Opportunities to Explore

Among the advantages of an R-MC education are the many opportunities you will find here to expand and apply your knowledge, including hands-on research through the Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, travel-study during January Term (J-term), and internships that allow you to experience real-world work environments.

An Education with Balance

For student-athletes, the Engineering Physics major makes it possible to pursue a challenging academic curriculum while having the opportunity to play a sport at the NCAA Division III level. And from leadership roles to community service to an active campus Greek life, R-MC is an education for all your interests, with a close-knit community and a wide range of extracurricular pursuits available.

Support to Succeed

Faculty mentors, and R-MC’s Edge program in the Center for Personal and Career Development, put you on the path to a great future by helping you plan and prepare for success after graduation.