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The majority of the members of Adelphi's Physics Club are part of the Adelphi University/Columbia University 3-2 B.A./B.S. Engineering Joint-Degree Program. The students study at Adelphi for three years and then continue their education at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia for the remaining two years.
The Combined Plan Program for the B.A. and B.S. affords students with a well-rounded education. Its Engineering 3-2 Combined Plan Program for the B.A. and B.S. is designed as a blend of instruction in scientific and engineering fundamentals at the highest level, with a solid liberal arts background. Combined Plan students take classes in chosen fields, such as the Dynamics of Complex Fluids or Classical Nonlinear Optics and can also choose to take philosophy, literature, art or music classes. Some of the areas of study in this program are Applied Physics; Biomedical Engineering; Material Science and Engineering; and Computer Science. The requirements for each area differ depending upon the area of study students choose.
On Nov. 12, the Physics Club took a tour of the Columbia campus and attended an information session at which the Combined Program was fully explained. The trip gave students information about the technology on campus. They also met with Columbia students who are part of the joint-college program.
Junior Pamela Kambanis is a civil engineering major and will be attending Columbia University next year. She thought the trip "was extremely informative" and went on to say, "It's a beautiful campus and amazing engineering program. I am so excited that Adelphi could offer me a chance to continue my education there."
The Columbia Engineering Program was founded in 1864 and has evolved throughout the years, and the Combined Plan is one way to take advantage of its esteemed Science and Engineering Program. Students interested in obtaining more information on this program should contact the Adelphi Physics Department, which is located in the lower level of Blodgett Hall.