Physics Program Profile

The mission of the physics department is to prepare students to understand the physical aspect of creation in the context of acknowledging God as creator and sustainer of all, recognizing his self-revelation not only in scripture but also in his creation. We seek to prepare students to take up the task of unfolding the creation both in graduate study and in the workplace.

More about Physics
Professor speaks with students in a lab


  • Enthusiastic, well-prepared, successful graduates
  • Strong faculty commitment to high-quality teaching from a Reformed perspective
  • Research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, theoretical and dark matter physics
  • Seminar and project-based learning approach
  • Physics and STEM teacher preparation
  • Opportunities to blend engineering and physics in conjunction with a strong engineering department
  • Strong education commitment from professors


Students will be able to:

  1. Describe and apply the basic theories, language, problem-solving methods, and laboratory methods of the field of physics.
  2. Identify, select, and employ the appropriate tools and methods to perform calculations, measurements, and analyses.
  3. Effectively read and write professional-style papers and effectively deliver oral presentations for a variety of audiences.
  4. Articulate a Reformed, Christian understanding of the discipline of physics (including its historical development, approach to unfolding the creation, and its limitations) and compare this to other perspectives.
  5. Be prepared for further graduate education