Physics

Uncover the nature of the universe and gain technical skills for the 21st century.

Uncover the “nature of things” with a Physics major or minor. Perfect for curious tinkerers, Physics explores the fundamental laws and structure of the universe, the nature of matter and energy, the forces by which objects interact, and the behavior of objects at all scales, from the smallest subatomic particles to the entire observable universe. Physics principles and problem-solving skills lay the foundation for technological innovation and the generation of new knowledge.


The Physics department offers:

Majors

Minors

The Physics Department also offers an engineering dual-degree program. This program combines the enhanced communication skills and creativity of a liberal arts education with the focused rigor of a highly regarded engineering program.

The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG) was established to help our community of students be research ready, research active, and research connected.

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Research that Matters

Physics major Maria Mazza '18 knew she wanted to study physics upon her arrival to Gettysburg from Milan, Italy. Hear more about her research with Prof. Sharon Stephenson which she began in her first year on campus.