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Engineering Physics (B.S.)

Use your skills in science, math and analytical thinking to develop creative solutions to real-world problems. The engineering-physics concentration gives you the fundamental science with which to invent the technologies of the future and prepares you for graduate education, research or a high-tech career. You’ll build a solid scientific background and learn to apply this knowledge to the complex challenges of our world.

Why study physics at Gordon?

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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What careers can I pursue with an engineering-physics concentration (physics major)?

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:

  • Graduate studies
  • High tech industry
  • Government work
  • Teaching
  • Industrial R&D
  • Computer engineering
  • And so much more

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Brian Landis ’14

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 ➔


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:

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Industry internships
  • Society of Physics Students: our award-winning student chapter of the American Physics Society
  • Sigma Pi Sigma: a national honor society in physics
  • Work on-campus as a teaching assistant or peer tutor
  • Graduate with honors: present an honors research thesis (minimum GPA: 3.5 in physics, 3.0 overall)

Related Programs

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.


For more information, contact:

David Soong-hua Lee
Physics Department Chair, 3-2 Engineering Program Coordinator, Associate Professor Physics


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