This five-year dual degree is begun at Lock Haven University with three years of pre-engineering and general education courses and completed at an approved engineering institution (2 years). Currently, LHU has a cooperative agreement with the University Park campus of Penn State University (please click here for agreement). After completing the three years at LHU, you may opt to attend one of these schools or transfer to another engineering school for the next two years. After completing the five-year program, you will receive a bachelor's degree in physics from Lock Haven University and a bachelor of science in engineering from the engineering school.                       

If you opt for Penn State under the LHU agreement, you may choose, subject to enrollment control limits at PSU, one of the following engineering specialties:                       

  • Environmental Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Agricultural & Biological Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Mining Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

4 + 2 Program M.S. degree program with Penn State University Engineering Science & Mechanics Department                       

If you graduate with your B.S. in Physics or B.S. in Applied Physics (Nanotechnology) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you will be considered for admission to the Master of Science degree program in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University.                       

If you graduate with a GPA of 3.4 or higher, you may receive a full assistantship or scholarship to complete the M.S. program.