Get the hands-on experiences you need to grow as a scientist—a course of study that will culminate with a major work of research in your senior year. Courses include theoretical, experimental, and thermal physics, as well as electronics, quantum mechanics, chemistry, and calculus. Follow your passion for engineering, the tech sector, or even outer space. Students of this major/minor will also engage in extensive research alongside Hillsdale's faculty and have the opportunity to publish as well. Physics is offered as both a major and a minor.
"Nature, being inherently harmonious, is beautiful, and physics is an attempt to discover what factors combine, and in what ways and in what proportions, to create the harmony which we describe as physical laws. In other words, physics studies the beauty of nature."
Paul T. Hosmer, Physics
"Whether teaching physics majors or non-science majors, I aim to create an environment in which I can step out of the way and let the wonder of nature speak for herself."
Timothy Dolch, Physics
University PhysicsRead More about "University Physics"
An introduction to mechanics and waves is taught.Read More about "University Physics"
Electricity and MagnetismRead More about "Electricity and Magnetism"
An essential study of electric and magnetic phenomena, with emphasis on the fields in vacuo and in materials.Read More about "Electricity and Magnetism"
Sigma Pi Sigma
Established to encourage and recognize high scholarship and achievement in physics, Sigma Pi Sigma uses common interests in physics to build up fellowship among members.