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, as well as dual-degree (3-2) programs that couple a major in physics at Saint Anselm with majors in aerospace, civil, electrical, environmental, or mechanical engineering at partner institutions. The department also offers a minor in physics and a minor in astronomy and planetary science. Details on these programs are below.