From the study of physics, students acquire not only knowledge of the subject itself, but valuable training in analytical thinking and a quantitative approach to problem solving which will be useful in both their professional and personal lives.
Hartwick physics majors acquire not only knowledge of physics but valuable training in analytical thinking and a quantitative approach to problem solving.
Requirements for the major provide students with a broad, flexible background in the discipline that enables them to develop analytical skills necessary to pursue a career in physics or a related field.
Hartwick physics students can tailor their academic programs to meet their interests and needs. They get hands-on experience in the nuclear physics laboratory, the optics laboratory, and the Ernest B. Wright observatory, and at off-campus facilities.
Students are encouraged to engage in research and work on projects with faculty members during the academic year and during the summer at Hartwick and other institutions. For example, students have built a carbon dioxide laser and an electromagnetic “can crusher” in the lab and are building a ruby crystal laser. Our students have also completed competitive summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates(REU)’s at the following institutions:
Hartwick physics students graduate ready to thrive in their careers, and well-prepared for further study at some of the nation’s finest institutions.
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Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:
Hartwick’s expert physics faculty are future-focused. That’s because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will have an impact on the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.