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Physics Department

The physics department seeks to discern and unfold the implications of Christ's preeminence in physics by pursuing the following general aims:

  • To dramatically expand our students' knowledge of God's universe so that they might be more faithful stewards of God's gifts and more informed worshippers of the one true God,
  • To encourage students to become motivated servants who take seriously the fact that knowledge in physics carries with it the responsibility for practical application in redemptive activity,
  • To help students identify their particular callings related to physics and to help them develop confidence that God can use their physics knowledge and skills to accomplish His purposes in them in terms of those callings.

 

"God allows us to see things and understand and discover things, but always turns to show us we have to be humble. That is what I want to convey to my students."
- Dr. Phillip Broussard | professor of physics

 

In our programs and in our service to other departments, we seek to provide a solid grounding in the discipline of physics while at the same time providing a foundation for understanding the relation of physics to such disciplines as philosophy and theology.

In our major program we seek to prepare students for graduate school or for teaching in secondary school, by providing a solid conceptual grasp of the discipline itself and also of issues in the discipline related to other disciplines.

In our service programs we aim to prepare pre-engineering students for the dual degree program on a level suitable for study at Georgia Tech, pre-med students for the MCAT, and others for the various disciplines in which physics will be used.

For both science and non-science majors, we hope to impart a sense of awe over the beauty and wonder of God's world and over His glory and faithfulness as He upholds the regularities we observe in the physical sciences.

 

Recent Senior Capstone Projects

  • “Photovoltaics: A Viable Mainstream Alternative Energy Source”
  • “A Comparison of Absorption & Mechanical Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycles”
  • “Inertial Confinement Fusion & the National Ignition Facility: The Scientist Beyond Researcher”
  • “Creating a Quantum Rap”
  • “Reforming our Classrooms: Christian Science Textbooks”
  • “‘Spooky’”: An Introduction to Quantum Entanglement and its Misapplications”
  • “Multiverse, Physics, and God”
  • “Thorium and the Molten Salt Reactor”

 

Programs, Courses, and Requirements

Major

Minor

Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Linguistics minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History & Politics

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

International Studies

  • International Studies 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Theory/Composition Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor