Untangle the mysteries behind the universe, from the velocity of steam to the power of a supernova.
This minor will enhance any degree, opening up a variety of science-related career paths. Using a balance of theoretical, experimental, and computational work, our program will provide you with a foundational understanding of physical phenomena and natural systems. All of this takes place within small, discussion-rooted classes, a hallmark of the liberal arts tradition.
Guided by our renowned, approachable faculty, you’ll hone your ability to wrestle with unfamiliar problems and ethical issues, the tools to investigate topics in-depth, and the communication skills needed to share information with others. We’re committed to providing you with hands-on opportunities through the laboratory, field research at home and abroad, and independent study.
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Students who graduate with a major in physics will be able to
- Analyze complex and subtle physical phenomena and systems
- Identify the physical and mathematical principles relevant to a system - even principles that are addressed in separate courses and disciplines
- Carry out the necessary analysis and synthesis to model the system accurately
- Effectively communicate their results