Physics

Major / Minor

Students work in the physics lab with professor Mike McCracken in Swanson Science Center September 26, 2018.

The Physics major at W&J introduces students to the principles and techniques that scientists use to describe our physical universe. By emphasizing hands-on laboratory work in addition to core content, our curriculum encourages students to develop transferrable skills such as data acquisition and analysis, computation, electronics, fabrication, and oral and written scientific communication. Physics students are prepared to contribute meaningfully to research in science and industry; to pursue graduate study in physics, engineering, and other technical fields; and to apply quantitative and problem-solving techniques in fields such as medicine, finance, and technology.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Physics Faculty