Applied physicists use physics, along with other disciplines such as engineering and chemistry, to solve problems. In this newly established degree program, students develop problem solving skills in small class and lab settings, preparing them for post-graduate studies and the workforce.
Upon graduating with a physics degree, students are prepared to enter the workforce, pursue a professional degree (MD and JD), or apply to graduate school (MS and PhD). The Eastern Nazarene College program covers the breath and depth of the field of physics, while also providing hands-on training in scientific research and communications. Students benefit from individualized attention in small classroom and laboratory settings and opportunities to work with professors on groundbreaking research, even as soon as in their freshman year. The close proximity of the campus to Boston provides students with access to internship opportunities at research labs and companies where our alumni are working in the field.
Over the past five years, 100% of our graduates in physics have gone on to graduate school, professional school, or a full-time job. Alumni have been accepted to Harvard University Law School, Stanford University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and Oklahoma State University Medical School, to name a few. Applied physics is a new degree program at Eastern Nazarene College so this is an exciting time to join our Physics Department.
For course descriptions, requirements, focus areas, options, and other program details see the full current undergraduate catalog.
Upon completion of the BS in Applied Physics degree, graduates will be able to:
- Satisfactorily complete comprehensive examinations in Physics
- Successfully complete a research project in a Physics-related field
- Critique and construct proposed solutions to problems based on information, evidence and logical arguments.
- Explain the aesthetic value of works of art
- Use their intellectual and artistic curiosity in their research or while solving a problem in a world area
- Effectively present information both in writing and in oral presentations.
- Collaborate with their peers to complete a project or experiment.
- Critically reflect upon the influence of Christian theology and ethics on their own thinking and practice.
- Research a problem of social or environmental justice.
- Respectfully read, review, and/or analyze examples of intellectual contributions by a diverse group of persons.