You will learn in small classes with faculty members who know you as an individual. Lab work in state-of-the art facilities 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 minor as part of the Physics Department.
Physics major Andrew Morrison ’14 double-minored in math and philosophy and took courses in economics and public speaking, among other subjects. He figured he would need a broad range of skills to launch his own company. He wants to to use a variety of technologies, some of which he hopes to develop, to produce sustainable energy and products with reduced environmental impact.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: