As a physics student, you’ll have research opportunities throughout your undergraduate experience at Concordia. In fact, the physics curriculum ensures that you will do research alongside faculty. Some research opportunities include planetary science, geomagnetism, experimental nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, mathematical physics and laser spectroscopy.
Travis Deegan '19
My interest in mechanics and motion brought me into the physics program. The physics department teaches critical thinking and problem solving at a high level. The professors here are sociable, approachable, and passionate about what they teach, and anyone looking to pursue an interest in physics will find themselves in a comfortable environment here at Concordia. I am very satisfied with my decision to come to Concordia!
Dr. Thelma Berquó
“I think any student at Concordia can do really high-level work.”
Levi DeVries '09
Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy
Physics and Mathematics Major
Concordia fosters an environment that develops a good work ethic and stresses attention to detail. Though challenging, the classwork in physics and mathematics gave me a solid foundation for my research in aerospace engineering. Concordia faculty are encouraging and inspiring, and they go above and beyond to ensure students’ success.
Making Better Connections
Concordia utilizes a new learning concept called studio physics, where students experience a seamless integration between lecture and lab. Faculty members briefly lecture at the start of the class period, and then students work in groups of three or four, either to solve problems or do experiments that are integrated with the lecture.
One physics major dreams of using his love of music and science to become an acoustical engineer and design concert halls. Cocurricular opportunities at Concordia mean students can combine excellent academic preparation with a love of playing in band or orchestra, or singing in a choir.