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Got an insatiable curiosity about how things work (and why), and an appreciation for the complexity of our universe? If you major in physics at Gordon, you will ask deep questions, demand creative solutions and discover astounding order and beauty. Our physics major has two degree options—Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science—allowing 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. in physics 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). 

Why major in physics at Gordon?

Physics is critical to understanding and advancing our world, and among colleges for physics, Gordon is a great choice. 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. 

Beyond the classroom

As a physics major, 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)

Interested in learning more about a major in physics?

For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology
P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life and Physical Sciences

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