Physics

 Working in the lab

As a physics major, you will receive a core preparation in physics plus training in math, chemistry and computer science. The core includes calculus-based general physics, thermodynamics, modern physics, quantum mechanics, electronics and instrumentation.

Students interested in teaching physics or chemistry need to pursue a physical science licensure.

While Bluffton does not offer an astronomy major, students who completed a physics major at Bluffton have been successful in graduate astronomy programs. The physics department owns several telescopes including computer-guided telescopes, and physics students have pursued independent studies in astronomy.

A Bluffton physics degree is a good foundation for graduate work leading to a career in engineering
>>>career opportunities in physics

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FOUR-YEAR PLANS
 are provided as a guideline for your course selection - physics or physical science licensure (beginning odd year); physics or physical science licensure (beginning even year.)

Declare a major in physics or physical science licensure.

Student Stories

Daniel PieroTwo Bluffton students are among 20 nationwide selected for an internship with one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. Daniel, who is majoring in math and physics, will use coding to explore analogies to gravity. The overall goal of the project is “to better understand gravity at a truly fundamental level by exploring, studying and analyzing certain physical phenomena that might be seen as ‘analogies,’” he said. >>>more 

   

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