They did it! Just some of our 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 Educational Garden uses sustainable gardening techniques to produce vegetables, fruits and honey. From spring through summer, the garden crew plants, tends and harvests the food. They share their bounty at local farmers markets and u-picks with faculty, staff and community members.
The seven-acre Educational Farm gives students hands-in-the-dirt experiences on crop rotation, conservation and infrastructure. U-pick events are held at the farm and the garden.