They did it! Class of 2019 physics graduates with our faculty members.
Our students on their way to the Conference for Undergraduate Women in the Physical Sciences at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
Examine the universe
Physics is the study of the fundamental laws and forces that govern how the universe works. We apply our understanding of the laws of nature and the techniques that we develop to all kinds of fields, including engineering, finance, biology and medicine. Many of the technologies that you enjoy every day came from the hard work of physicists.
You will find physics-educated individuals in all walks of life and in all professions, because an education in physics is excellent preparation for problem-solving, critical thinking and communicating. Physicists like to think that in a short time, they can learn and do anything — and for the most part, they can!
The Trubeck Telescope in the Adolphson Astronomical Observatory is located on campus on the roof of our Center for Science and Business.
The liberal arts & physics
Monmouth physics students learn how to form interesting questions, develop models, construct analytical and computational solutions, and apply those skills to all kinds of interesting systems.
Every physicist learns how to solve problems. But physicists also need to speak and write clearly and concisely (to describe their ideas to others), and to be able to work with others to engage in the creative process of finding new ways of approaching problems. Physics is firmly ensconced in this tradition of “liberal” education.
Our small classes and our close relationship with our students make for an excellent educational experience, from the classroom to the laboratory to independent research projects. We have the ability to tailor our class offerings and projects to the interests of our students.
Physics is a challenging major that will give you the ability to pursue a career in almost any field that you can imagine. We would love to have you visit with us to talk about how physics at Monmouth might be the right field for you.
The best way to learn another culture is to experience it.
Our Monmouth in Mérida program immerses students in a Spanish-speaking culture for a full semester at the same cost as staying on campus.
In addition to regular courses – which include two taught in Spanish – students have an optional service-learning opportunity and stay with host families. Students can also explore local villages and add stamps to their passports by traveling to other countries.
We empower you as an individual. And to do that, we offer experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
What sets us apart? Good question! We’ve got a few answers.
Research Opportunities: You don’t have to wait until your junior year – we have research opportunities starting three weeks before your first year.
Farm + Garden: Students study sustainability by getting hands-in-the-dirt experiences on campus, where your Educational Studies professor also doubles as a beekeeper.
DIII Dominates: Student-athletes? Nah, we call our Fighting Scots scholar-athletes because that’s what they are – the perfect balance between academics and athletics.
Global Health Minor: We prepare our students to work for lives committed to asking and solving the world’s biggest problems by focusing on improving physical and mental health around the world.
Alpha Chapters: The Monmouth Duo – two of the first national women’s fraternities – were founded at Monmouth. Pi Beta Phi in 1867, and then Kappa Kappa Gamma in 1870. They were trailblazers the for sororities across the nation.
Peace Corps Prep: The certified program gives graduates interested in the Peace Corps a leg up in the application process.