An increasingly popular option with our students is to obtain a major in physics or applied physics and then to pursue a graduate degree in fields such as biomedical, civil, electrical, mechanical, industrial, or aerospace engineering. Normally this means four years at Bethel followed by two years in graduate school, resulting in the nickname "4-2.''
At the end of six years, you’ll have both a B.S. from Bethel and an M.S. from the graduate school of your choice. This approach is particularly appealing to the to the student who desires a career more involved with the research end of the engineering spectrum. Typically, our students get full financial support during their graduate work in the form of research or teaching assistantships, tuition wavers, or even fellowships.
A few have finished their master’s degree in considerably less than two years and some have gone on for Ph.D.’s. One example is Dr. Nathan Lindquist, who got his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering and is now a faculty member in Bethel's Physics Department.