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 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.
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:
Data collected from Gordon graduates between 1989 and 2010.
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's physics program and from USC with his Astronautical Engineering degree in 2014. Hear from others ➔
GO THE EXTRA MILE
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: