PhysicsBachelor of Arts

Why study Physics at Gustavus?

Our nationally recognized Physics major features an abundance of research opportunities to prepare you for a career in physics or engineering. Built through collaborative work and learning, you will develope problem-solving skills in a collaborative, fun, and safe environment where learning can flourish.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Physics will be on your class schedule.

  • PHY-215The Electromagnetic Universe
  • PHY-104Physics of Sound and Music
  • PHY-190Engineering and Physics for a Sustainable World
  • PHY-320Astrophysics
Emma Erickson ’24, Physics Major

The Physics faculty have helped prepare me for a career through instructing me on a wide variety of topics.

Emma Erickson ’24, Physics Major

What can I do with a degree in Physics?

The Physics major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Astronomy
  • Quality Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Consulting
  • Optical Physics Research
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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