Chairperson: Ian T. Durham
Professors: Ian T. Durham, David V. Guerra; Assistant Professors: Jeffrey W. Schnick, Nicole Gugliucci; Laboratory Instructor: Kathleen Shartzer.
The ideas of physics have a profound significance for anyone interested in nature and its intelligibility. The department offers a sequence of courses that provides an opportunity for students to study the models, theories, and laws that have been developed and discovered in an attempt to describe the physical universe. In addition to serving the general liberal arts education, the department offers majors in physics, physics with certification for teaching at the secondary level, applied physics, and engineering physics (3-2 engineering program). The department also offers minors in physics and engineering science.