From the formation of stars to the principles of engines, students in Alma College’s physics program study the fundamental laws and building blocks of nature while developing excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills.
Physics Assistant Professor Steuard Jensen and Chemistry Professor Melissa Strait set up telescopes on Bahlke Field on June 5 so community members could view the transit of Venus across the sun.
Because Alma students have the opportunity to get to know their professors on a personal level, they’re able to explore the depths of their passions. String theory sound appealing? What about astrophysics? Alma’s physics faculty members are happy to help students create an independent study tailored to their specific research interests.
Because Alma’s physics major is a balanced program of pure and applied physics, graduates have the flexibility and skills to succeed in a wide range of careers, including software development, medical imaging, engineering and many others.
These same problem-solving skills also are in demand in business, law, medicine, education and other fields. In addition, graduate school is a popular path for Alma’s physics graduates. About half of them go on to study physics or engineering in graduate school.