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.
What inspired a farm boy from Indiana
to become a nuclear physicist?
"I'm fascinated by the ways the world works and the reasons that underlie those observations. In graduate school, I was offered the chance to be part of an experiment conducted in Sweden. The opportunity to go out of the country for the first time was too good to pass up, and I got hooked on the research field." >>> Dr. Luke Myers' story
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.
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A FOUR-YEAR PLAN is provided as a guideline for your course selection for a major in physics.