The Physics Department at Gustavus Adolphus College offers a comprehensive undergraduate major that is directed toward preparing students for graduate and professional degree work in physics, engineering, law, medicine, and a variety of related fields as well as preparing students for a multitude of direct employment opportunities.
Features of Our Program
- Excellent preparation for graduate school in physics, engineering, teaching, medical school, law, and for employment in other fields.
- Nationally recognized producer of physics majors
- Nationally recognized origin of physics Ph.Ds
- Close interaction with faculty
- Individualized advising
- Opportunities for on-campus research
- Active student organization
- 3-2 engineering dual-degree offered
We offer courses leading to a major, minor, or for general education in all fields. The courses range from introductory to advanced and include courses with theoretical, experimental, and experiential aspects. The academic catalog is available for complete information about requirements for the physics major and minors, and lists course descriptions. The Major Advising Guide has possible course schedules and other information relating to student interests.
Faculty And Staff
|Steve Mellema ’72||Professor||507-933-7306||web|
|Jessie Petricka||Associate Professor||507-933-7314||web|
|Darsa Donelan||Continuing Assistant Professor||507-933-6130|
|Dan Young||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-7311|
|Laura Boomgaarden ’93||Administrative Assistant||507-933-7308|
|Richard Fuller||Professor Emeritus|
|Dennis Henry||Professor Emeritus||web|