B.S. Applied Science + B.S. Mechanical Engineering

A degree in Applied Physics (B.S. in Applied Science) plus a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering can be completed in five years at UW-Stout.
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There were 106,658 graduates with bachelor’s degrees in engineering in 2015. Double majoring can help you stand out from the crowd of engineers. The B.S. in Applied ScienceApplied Physics (ASAP) plus the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) can be completed in ve years at UW-Stout. We call it the ASAP-ME plan.

Many other schools have what is called a ‘3+2’ program where you study physics at one school for 3 years and engineering at a second school for 2 years and come out with a double major. At UW-Stout, you can complete a ‘3+2’ program in the same amount of time without having to change universities.

Graduates with only one major in physics land jobs with salaries that range between $40,000 and $65,000. The lower end of the range is for teaching careers and the higher end is for careers in industry. Graduates with only one major in mechanical engineering get jobs with salaries that range between $55,000 and $62,000. 

Imagine what a double major could earn.

What's a degree worth?


Physics majors (without any engineering degree) find jobs in most any engineering field.  Engineering majors with a dual degree in physics can achieve the same flexibility as a physics major but with the in-depth skills of an engineer in their chosen area of engineering.

Common job titles for students with bachelor’s degrees in physics only

  • Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Laser Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Consultant Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Support Staff Member