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An increasingly popular option with our students is to major in physics or applied physics and then earn a graduate degree in fields such as biomedical, civil, electrical, mechanical, industrial, or aerospace engineering.

Normally this means 4 years at Bethel followed by 2 years in graduate school, resulting in the nickname “4-2.” At the end of 6 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 if you’re interested in a career that’s more involved with engineering research.

Typically, our students get full financial support during their graduate work through research or teaching assistantships, tuition waivers, or even fellowships. A few have finished their master’s degree in considerably less than 2 years, and several have continued on for doctoral degrees.

Many of our students choose to do graduate work at the nearby University of Minnesota, one of the best engineering schools in the country. Of course, graduate work can, and is, done at many other fine schools.