Wofford offers several paths toward a career in engineering — a traditional four-year degree in a major such as physics followed by graduate school or a dual-degree program with Clemson University or Columbia University. Both produce engineers with the expertise to tackle engineering problems coupled with the background and breadth to offer creative solutions and unique perspectives.
Dr. Mackay Salley, associate professor and chair of physics, is a 1995 Wofford graduate. He teaches both first-year students and majors. Salley, who advises pre-engineering students, enjoys working with Wofford students on undergraduate research projects and traveling and studying with them during the college’s January Interim.
Turner Bryant majored in physics, with minors in mathematics and business. She earned a master of engineering in engineering physics from Cornell University. She is now a market research engineer with AVX Corp. in Greenville, South Carolina. “Going from Wofford to such a large school, I grew to appreciate the small class size and the departmental interaction even more,” she says. “Being able to stop in and see my professors and participate in department events shaped my entire undergraduate experience.”
|First year||Physics 141||Physics 142|
|Math 181||Math 182|
|Sophomore year||Physics 211||Physics 221|
|Math 212||Math 240|
|Chemistry 123||Chemistry 124|
|Physics 371L||Physics 372L|
|Junior year||Physics 331||Physics 206|
|Computer Science||Physics Elective|
|Physics Elective||Physics 311|
|Economics 201 or 202||Physics Elective|