What is physics?
Physics is the study of the motion of matter through space and time, with concepts including mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, and thermodynamics.
Physics students possess an analytical mind, attention to detail and strong mathematical skills. They seek to understand what equations through theory and experiment.
- Theoretical research physicist
- Experimental research physicist
- College or university faculty
- Secondary education teacher
- Government laboratory scientist
- University research associate
— Chellie Ramer, class of 2002
Majoring in physics
- Hesston College has well-equipped science laboratories including wireless, computerized data gathering equipment in the physics lab. Computer programs, including Mathematica, allow students to graph and analyze data electronically and see the data online.
- Physics II students also do a hands-on research project.
Sample curriculum – associate degree in physics
As a physics student, you will enroll in a physics plan of study which includes a number of science and math classes that provide the basis to transfer with a major in physics. Academic advisors work one on one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers.