Understand how the world works at its most fundamental levels.

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 ... 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 Physics Class of 2019! The Physics Class of 2019!


Physics News

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