Physics

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.


Kris LyonsOur students

Kris Lyons ’18 spent the summer shadowing radiation oncologists at the Cleveland Clinic. The internship provided the physics and chemistry double major a unique networking opportunity along with exceptional hands-on experience.

"It was definitely a confidence booster knowing that my education at Bluffton is providing me the tools that are necessary for this complicated, advanced and evolving field." >>>Kris's 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.

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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A FOUR-YEAR PLAN
is provided as a guideline for your course selection for a major in physics.

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