Got an insatiable curiosity about how things work (and why), and an appreciation for the complexity of our universe? As a physics major, you will ask deep questions, demand creative solutions and discover astounding order and beauty. Two degree options—Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science—allow you to tailor the major to achieve your goals. If you plan to lean fully into the liberal arts at Gordon (including a double major, or study abroad semester), the B.A. would be a good choice. The B.S. degree program will prepare you for graduate studies in physics (professional concentration) or a career in industrial or applied physics (engineering concentration).
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.
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: