Some lessons in physics are learned quite easily: burning your hand on a stove, spitting into the wind or licking an ice-cold telephone pole. Others require further education to understand, and that’s where Goshen College’s physics program comes in. Our experienced and knowledgeable professors will take your natural curiosity to new heights as you dive into the complex nature of how the world works.
Though your coursework will be rigorous and challenging, we haven’t forgotten that science can be fun. Our undergraduate students work with exciting equipment normally reserved for graduate students: specialty x-ray, optics, holography and biophysics instruments, as well as optical, acoustic and physical laboratories. You might find yourself designing a self-driving car for the college’s bi-annual Electronics Show, or creating a tuning graph for marimba bars during the Maple Scholars summer research program.
These hands-on experiences will give you an edge if you apply for graduate school or if you complete your bachelor’s degree at an engineering school through our engineering physics major. In fact, over 70 percent of GC physics alumni have gone on to postgraduate studies in recent years. By the time you leave Goshen, you will have the skills needed to succeed in both graduate school and the professional world.
News & Events
Senior Ebtihal Abdelaziz pursues dream summer physics internship at Fermilab
Ebtihal Abdelaziz, a senior mathematics and physics double major from Cairo, Egypt, is helping the world better understand the universe through a dream internship at Fermilab, a particle physics and accelerator laboratory in Chicago.
Kenton Swartley ’83 receives Iowa STEM Teacher Award
Kenton Swartley '83, community partnerships and STEM facilitator at Cedar Falls Schools, has been named as a recipient of the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award. The award is given to teachers who go above and beyond to inspire student interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
of physics alumni are satisfied or very satisfied with their undergraduate education
Ranking in the percentage of graduates going on to earn doctorates among all Indiana institutions
Number of years needed to complete the pre-engineering track
of physics majors enter graduate school
The average personal annual income of GC physics alumni