Interested in exploring dark matter distribution in the universe, designing video games, modeling the weather or improving stock market models? Physicists lead the charge in understanding phenomena, theory and application—and a concentration in computational physics is an invitation to dive into these fascinating venues. This is where physics, math and computer science intersect. You’ll mesh programming and software development with data analysis and modern physics.
Physics is critical to understanding and advancing our world. As you prepare to develop groundbreaking technologies or push back the boundaries of physics, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty, order and complexity of God’s physical creation. In the Gordon physics community, you’ll build supportive relationships with fellow students and professors, and participate in collaborative research with faculty in our state-of-the-art lab facilities.
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About half of Gordon’s physics students go straight to graduate school, while others are hired by top companies in a variety of industries. Your educational experience can be customized to fit your vocational goals:
HEAR FROM A GRAD
Brian is working at UTC Aerospace Systems on advanced cargo-handling systems in wide-body jets (for both Boeing and Airbus). He’s located in North Dakota. Brian too graduated from Gordon with his Physics degree and from USC with his Astronautical Engineering degree in 2014. Hear from others ➔
GO THE EXTRA MILE
As a physics student, you’ll participate in a yearlong research project—an opportunity to dive deeper into an area of interest together with your faculty mentor. You will also be part of a close-knit community that gathers regularly for shared meals, cheers on first-year students in their annual Robotics Competition, and always has fun physics and engineering projects in the works. Many students also choose to participate in other opportunities:
Studying physics within a Christian liberal arts framework offers you the flexibility to add another field of study—most commonly mathematics, computer science, chemistry or biology; however, philosophy, economics, sociology, biblical studies and theatre arts have also made it into the mix.