Otto Miller Hall
Eleanor W. Close, Hunter Garth Close, Lezlie Salvatore DeWater, John M Lindberg, Lane Howard Seeley, Stamatis Vokos, Michael R Witiw
Physics studies the changes, interactions, and properties of matter
and energy and, as a result, strongly influences humankind’s
understanding of nature. In addition, as engineers create new
technology based on the principles first discovered by physicists,
the social economics and political structures of society changes.
The Department of Physics is dedicated to educating and
preparing students for a variety of careers in science, education,
engineering, and business. We seek to provide a broad program of
studies in theoretical and applied physics informed by a Christian
worldview, graduating students who are equipped for continued
graduate study, professional careers, and service.
A variety of laboratory equipment is available to SPU students
to support coursework and independent-study activities. The
renovated Otto Miller Hall facility contains dedicated teaching laboratories,
upper-division research space, and upper-division laboratory
Admission to the Major
Admission and GPA requirement: A minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative
in all courses required for the major taken at SPU) is required
for admission to the major. Additionally, a minimum 2.0 (C grade)
must be earned in PHY 2321, and a minimum 1.7 (C- grade) must be
earned in each other course required for the major.
A student must complete the major requirements in effect when the student is admitted to the major.
Admission to the Minor
Applicants for minors in physics must display an average GPA of 2.5
or higher (4.0 = A) in at least two physics courses. A student must complete the minor requirements in effect when the student is admitted to the minor. Requirements for the Physics Minor
Physics Major Requirement
89 credits; 43 upper-division.
In addition to the course requirements, the student must complete a
senior research project, as well as a senior laboratory project. The B.S. major provides preparation for
graduate studies or professional careers in physics. PHY4899 is offered for 1 credit, but must be taken for 2 credits to meet the requirement.
Requirements for the Physics Major
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