Browse Majors & Minors
Discovering the structure of reality
Alma College physics students study the fundamental laws and building blocks of nature, from the formation of stars to the efficiency of engines. They develop excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills that prepare them for a wide range of great careers, from scientific research to engineering to software, business or law.
Study topics that inspire you
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? Electronics? Astrophysics? Alma’s Physics faculty members are happy to offer courses or create independent studies tailored to your specific interests.
Do real science from day one
Through the ASPIRE program, Alma students can have the opportunity to do research with faculty as early as the summer before their first year. They also have a track record of being accepted to summer research programs and internships across the nation.
October 8, 2015
- Oct 8 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Planetarium Club meeting
Students are able to examine and handle a near-exact replica of one of this summer’s newly discovered hominid fossils after Alma faculty produce a 3D print of a jawbone fragment.
Professor Melissa Strait and Alma undergraduates measure what happens to a meteorite when it is struck by something.
“Dual-enrollment gave me an opportunity to experience what college is like and allowed for a more natural progression into college.” — Mason Molesky