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Physics, BS

What will I study?

Students in this major will be prepared for graduate school by taking 40 credits of physics, 18 credits of math, and 17 credits of other science. Students conduct publishable research early in their training. After graduate school students can pursue careers in physics or astronomy related fields including atmospheric physics, astrophysics, geophysics, cosmology, medical physics, or condensed matter. A department goal is the training of astronomers and physicists for contribution to the development a consistent, biblically based creation model. This program aligns with the mission of the College and Arts and Science in that it helps the student to understand and respond constructively to problems in the larger world.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Apply core principles of physics to physical problems.
-- Conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret results (including error analysis).
-- Derive physical models from experiment.
-- Apply mathematical knowledge to the solutions of problems.
-- Conduct publishable research.
-- Analyze scientific results and formulate alternate explanations from a biblical worldview with a view toward the development of a young earth creation model.
-- Present an oral presentation on a scientific topic.

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Future Careers

Most physics majors pursue graduate studies, and our students have been accepted at numerous universities around the country. Career paths open to physics majors are very diverse, including the sampling listed below. Visit the American Physical Society for more information about careers in physics.

  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Solid state physics
  • Astronomy
  • Optics
  • Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Materials science
  • Meteorology

Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

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