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The Department of Physics, Geology & Engineering provides theoretical and practical foundations, hands-on learning, and groundwork for a successful career in the sciences. Graduates may earn a Bachelors while studying geology, physics, pre-engineering, engineering physics, electrical & electronics engineering technology, mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology, or mechatronics engineering technology. Two of our programs, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology are accredited by ABET. Our programs are backed by a vibrant community of faculty and staff whose main objective is to prepare our students for a variety of careers. With a diverse range of study and rigorous, essential coursework, we’ll help turn your passion into a lasting career.
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Our programs are ideally suited to those who aspire to:

  • Learn about a variety of industries, from government agencies to education
  • Explore research and the thrill of discovery
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a broad range of careers – from oil and gas exploration to nanotechnology and product research
  • Support the community by giving your time and expertise to educational and other science-related projects
  • Become a skilled, and marketable problem solver

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Unique Student Experiences & Opportunities

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Your education may start in a classroom, but that’s just the beginning. At ɫƵ, you won't just learn on campus, you'll learn on the job.

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Student Orgs & Clubs

Our student organizations and clubs bring students together outside the classroom to share common interests, challenge themselves, and make connections. Whatever your interest, we’ve got a group for you.

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You may qualify for one of our many merit- and needs-based scholarships.

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Alaina Spencer

Alaina Spencer

Graduating Year: 2024

Education: Current Physics major and astronomy minor

Career: Planning to attend graduate school and continue doing astronomy research

“The Planetarium is my favorite part of NKU!”

What they do: Currently doing research with Dr. Dirk Grupe on black holes

Necessary job skills: Curiosity, computational analysis, critical thinking

Career path: Graduate student and then perhaps work at NASA