The physics major prepares students to explore the laws that govern the universe. Topics include electricity, magnetism, and relativity — all in relation to space, time, matter and energy. As stewards of God’s creation, it is paramount to explore and understand the most complex workings of our world.
Physics is the study of the most basic principles that govern all natural phenomena. For the Christian, the motivation for studying the world around us is quite clear: the creation reflects the nature of the creator. Because man is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), we are able to both understand and appreciate the beauty of the world around us. The study of physics depends on the following assumptions:
Why choose physics at Geneva College?
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What can you do with a physics degree?
Why would a company hire a physics bachelor? The technology that dominates the world around us, automobiles, computers, airplanes, lasers, et cetera, was made possible by the great advances in physics during the 19th and 20th centuries. Thus, a person with training in physics can contribute to almost any area of science or engineering. Technology changes quickly and specific job skills can become obsolete in a few years. However, the problem solving skills, the way of thinking, learned by studying physics will be the more valuable tool in the long run.
Roughly half of our physics grads go on to graduate school, while the other half get jobs in a wide variety of fields, such as:
For more information about careers in physics, check out the American Institute of Physics Web site at www.aip.org.
Geneva’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) offers two fully online majors—Christian Ministry Leadership and Human Resources.