• Physics

    Lasers, the internet, and space travel all exist thanks to physics. Physics attempts to understand the laws of nature and the relationship between energy and matter.

    A broad field, it encompasses mathematics, engineering, communications, biology, and electronics and provides students with critical thinking and problem solving skills. Physics majors are thus equipped for a wide variety of careers and graduate work from teaching to aerospace engineering.

    Our program focuses on opportunities for students to do meaningful, comprehensive research projects. These range from a first-year class allowing students to do independent research in lieu of the standard general physics lab, through a junior-level full-year course on a single project, to an honors project with plenty of summer research opportunities in between. Our coursework provides content and skills to allow students to be successful in these research endeavors.

    Summer 2016 Physics Courses!

    Did you know that Hamline's Department of Physics offers a variety of courses during the summer? These include:

    • Algebra-Based Physics I & II
    • General (Calculus-Based) Physics I & II
    • Astronomy
    • Physics for Poets
    • Energy, Environment, and the Economy
    • Engineering Mechanics: Statics*
    • Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics*

    *Offered for the first time ever during summer!

    Check out our course listings for more information. Registration for summer sessions opens March 7th, 2016!