Since physics is basic to other disciplines in the sciences and in engineering, our curriculum is designed to prepare students for a number of options after graduation. Many of our students pursue graduate work in physics directed toward employment in research in government, including laboratories, or teaching. Others work in related fields, such as Biophysics or Geophysics.
A number of our students go directly to work after receiving the bachelor’s degree. These students benefit greatly from the physics option in engineering. This option is a value to the student who may be undecided about future work in engineering or physics or who pursues graduate work. Students undecided about these options will find our faculty informed and readily available to assist in making these important decisions.
Through the years, students with an interest in engineering have participated in the 3-2 engineering program in which the students study at Ouachita for three years and then in a cooperating engineering school for two years, receiving a B.S. degree from Ouachita and from the engineering school. The primary advantage of this program is the acquisition of an engineering degree plus a degree from a liberal arts institution.
Dr. Kevin Cornelius
OBU Box 3764
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001