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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.
Cameron Spitzfaden has helped design a robotic prosthetic hand, resolve student technology issues and promote the study of dance.
Amanda Harwood, Steuard Jensen, Joanne Gilbert and Angie Kelleher are the recipients of Alma’s top faculty awards for 2016-17.
Research on mad-cow disease, migrant rights, third culture kids and domestic violence garner top recognition at the 21st annual Kapp Honors Day.