Union University

Department of Physics

Department of Physics

The programs in physics at Union University seek to effectively serve all students within the institution, recognizing that each student’s needs may be different, with different career goals. The curriculum is designed to provide basic content for students classified as physics majors/minors, non-science majors, engineers, pre-professionals, and those preparing for a teaching career in secondary school. The physics faculty seek to help students understand the physical world (the universe) by examining the laws which govern all things, the methods by which the cosmos can be studied, and physics’ relationships to other aspects of human experience. The faculty endeavor to create an atmosphere in which students are challenged to acquire problem-solving skills using advanced mathematics and modern methods in science. Students are encouraged to develop in-depth analytical skills and an inquiring attitude toward scientific inquiry while maintaining a Christian worldview. The physics curriculum provides the liberal arts students with a working knowledge of science and meets the needs of students who wish to:

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Please see the Academic Catalogue description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.

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2/21/14 - Ward Howard, senior physics major, talks to prospective students about campus organizations. - Amanda Rohde
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Ward Howard, senior physics major, talks to prospective students about campus organizations. - Amanda Rohde

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9/27/13 - The Society of Physics Students prepares for the launch of a bobblehead of DSD into space. - Anne Richoux
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The Society of Physics Students prepares for the launch of a bobblehead of DSD into space. - Anne Richoux

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9/27/13 - The Society of Physics Students talks to Bill Nettles, professor of physics and department chair, as they prepare to launch a bobblehead of DSD into space from the Great Lawn. - Anne Richoux
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The Society of Physics Students talks to Bill Nettles, professor of physics and department chair, as they prepare to launch a bobblehead of DSD into space from the Great Lawn. - Anne Richoux

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9/27/13 - Students, faculty, staff, and guests gather to watch members of the Society of Physics Students launch a bobblehead of DSD into space. - Anne Richoux
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Students, faculty, staff, and guests gather to watch members of the Society of Physics Students launch a bobblehead of DSD into space. - Anne Richoux

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Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • Engineering Physics, Physics
  • Physical Science, Physics
  • Physics*
  • Physics-Engineering Physics
  • Physics-Physical Science

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • ** Secondary School Licensure is built around the student's majoring in the teaching field, such as Mathematics, PE, English, etc.
  • *** Indicates area of study available as a minor concentration; all others are available as a major concentration