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Physics - Engineering (Cooperative)

Otterbein University

60 months
32624 USD/year
32624 USD/year
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The Physics - Engineering (Cooperative) course from Otterbein University allows you to pursue a physics major while at Otterbein and complete an engineering degree at a cooperating institution.


The Physics - Engineering (Cooperative) course from Otterbein University gives you the opportunity to study at Otterbein for three years and then pursue engineering for two more years at either Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio or Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (your choice). At the end of five years, you will earn a B.A. in physics from Otterbein and a B.S. in the selected field of engineering from the partner school. 

The programme

In order to receive the Otterbein degree, the student must submit an official transcript from Case or Washington showing completion of the engineering degree. Hours will be transferred to the Otterbein transcript record in order to fulfill total hours needed for the Otterbein degree.

Students in this program are liberally educated engineers, benefiting from both the focus on the liberal arts and sciences at Otterbein and the specialized training available at a large university. In many ways it is the best of both worlds. 

An advantage of this program over traditional engineering programs is that you need not commit yourself to the study of engineering in the freshman year. This flexibility is especially useful for students whose interests may span several areas; it allows you to explore multiple options before committing to a specific course of study.

The program is rigorous, and to complete it in five years, you must qualify to take Calculus I (MATH 1700) in Fall semester of your freshman year. Interested students are strongly advised to contact the department before the start of their freshman year to make sure they are on track for the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus 
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Mathematical Methods for Physics
  • Experimental Methods
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Advanced Lab - Writing Intensive
  • Quantum Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).
  • Official Bank Statement(s) and Sponsor Guarantee form.
  • Copy of passport and current visa (if applicable).
  • All test scores must be reported directly from the testing center.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, a certified translator or English teacher.
  • SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted if they strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32624 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Westerville

1189 - 1962 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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