You will learn in small classes with faculty members who know you as an individual. Lab work will be central to your studies. As a senior physics major, you will conduct an in-depth research project with a faculty member. The projects often produce work that is presented at professional conferences or published in scholarly journals. Astronomy is offered as a minor within the Physics Department.
A regimented academic path? Why? Isabella Schoning ’16 was interested in so many things during her first year at Hamilton College she took courses in seven departments and not one was physics. Still, she’s managed to double major in physics and Russian studies – and study abroad.More >>
Since her Hamilton College days, physics major Stephanie Higgins Bealing ’04 has earned two advanced degrees and launched two businesses. “Studying physics definitely prepared me for all of the problem solving that is needed when you run your own show,” she says.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in physics are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: