PhysicsWelcome to Gustavus Physics

Program Features
  • Excellent preparation for:
    • Graduate school in physics and engineering
    • Medical school
    • Law school
    • Teaching
    • Direct employment in many fields
  • Nationally recognized producer of majors
  • Nationally recognized origin of Ph.Ds
  • Close interaction with faculty
  • Individualized advising
  • Opportunities for on-campus research
  • Active student organization
  • 3-2 engineering dual-degree offered

Courses Offered

New for fall 2021! Engineering and Physics for a Sustainable World: This project-intensive experience with an emphasis on team building and project management skills emphasizes areas of sustainability and climate change, scientific and engineering ethics, and social and environmental justice while introducing engineering and physics topics. This is the first in a series of planned courses that blend engineering skills and topics into the physics curriculum.

  • Courses range from introductory to advanced including those with theoretical, experimental, and experiential foci.
  • Rooted in the liberal arts, courses teach both physics and engineering content, and science and engineering skills.
  • The academic catalog has complete information about major and minor requirements.