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Physics Track

Get the best of both worlds by combining rigorous physics training with the Christian liberal arts. The physics track within the Physical and Applied Sciences degree offers you the flexibility to take full advantage of opportunities at Gordon, including the options to double major, pursue a minor (or two), and study abroad, prepare to pursue a teaching license or otherwise tailor your studies outside the physics track.

Physics is a track within the Physical and Applied Sciences program.

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. 

What careers can I pursue by studying physics?

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 in physics, applied physics, materials science or other engineering sciences
  • Technology industries such as defense, electronics, optics, advanced materials, and many more
  • High-tech startups
  • Government labs
  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • Teaching
  • And so much more

Learn more about jobs and internships ➔

Bio-chem-kin-phys-rsw alumni stats Bio-chem-kin-phys-rsw alumni statsData collected from Gordon graduates between 1989 and 2010.


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's physics program and from USC with his Astronautical Engineering degree in 2014. Hear from others ➔


As a physics student, you’ll have 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 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)


For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology
E [email protected]
P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life and Physcial Sciences

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