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Bachelor of Arts in Physics

We are proud to announce the return of the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics beginning in the fall of 2022. For more information, .

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. At Gordon, you’ll get the best of both worlds by combining rigorous physics training with the Christian liberal arts. Two concentrations within the B.A. in Physics allow you to tailor the major to achieve your goals.

PHYSICS CONCENTRATIONS

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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. 

What careers can I pursue with a B.A. in 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
  • Data analysis
  • Computer programming
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Government work
  • Teaching
  • High tech industry
  • Computer engineering
  • Scientific research
  • Industrial R&D and engineering
  • Computer hardware and software

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Career Statistics from Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, and Kinesiology graduates:

Bio-chem-kin-phys-rsw alumni stats Bio-chem-kin-phys-rsw alumni statsInformation gathered through EMSI Data, which pulls mid-career earning information from multiple sources including Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, Online job postings, individuals’ online profiles, etc.

HEAR FROM A GRAD


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 ➔

Beyond the classroom

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)

Interested?

For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology
E
P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life and Physical Sciences

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