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.
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Two 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