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Physics at Taylor

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 in-depth Physics courses, students take 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 the future with 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 advanced 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.

Get on track for these careers

  • Physicist
  • Data Analyst
  • Engineer
  • Patent Attorney
  • Physics Researcher
  • Physics Teacher 
  • Programmer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Astronomer
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Minor in Physics

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.

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Megan Hyun
Class of 2010
"Observing the physics professors at Taylor was really instrumental in learning what a good teacher looks like. I think that's something special about Taylor because it's a smaller school and a Christian school. I really felt like they cared about me as a person, and if I was struggling with something personally, I felt like I could bring it to them. That's something that I try to take into my teaching as well."

Physics Curriculum & Degree Options

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

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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