Physics Major/Minor

An Upward Trajectory

Analyze the complex functions of the physical world—quantum mechanics, electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, and thermodynamics—in Taylor University’s Physics major. In addition to challenging Physics courses, students take rigorous advanced Mathematics classes. Hands-on labs and Physics research projects allow students to apply the principles and theories they study in the classroom. All aspects of the Physics curriculum come together to launch students into prominent graduate schools, such as Johns Hopkins, MIT, and Stanford, or companies like CERN and RT Logic.

Taylor Physics majors not only go through extensive study and training in the classroom and lab, but they gain real research experience to prepare for whatever the future may hold. Juniors perform an advanced lab—a semester-long research project or experiment. Students collaborate with faculty to determine the project’s focus, design, and execution.

During January, seniors pursuing a degree in Physics participate in the senior capstone, another intense research project. The project requires students to fully utilize their technical, analytical, and laboratory skills, as well as knowledge from coursework throughout their previous years.

Physics Minor

Delve into the laws of nature with a minor in Physics. With standard physics, mathematics, and engineering courses, you will gain a deeper understanding of how things work. A minor in Physics could be extremely beneficial for majors in Mathematics or Chemistry.

Physics Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Contact the Physics & Engineering Department

Bob Davis, Department Co-Chair and Professor of Physics & Engineering

Dae-Hyun Jin, Department Co-Chair & Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Lara Horsley, Physics & Engineering Program Assistant