• Physics


    High school summer physics camps will be offered in person at Hamline.

    Renewable Energy Camp, August 2 - 7, Sign up today
    Innovation Camp, August 9 - 14, Sign up today


    In addition to the Physics B.S. and B.A., Hamline now offers the following tracks: 

    • B.S. in Applied Physics with an emphasis in Energy and Environmental Science
    • B.S. in Applied Physics with an emphasis in Engineering
    • B.S. in Applied Physics with an emphasis in Materials Science
    • B.A. in Applied Physics with an emphasis in Computation
    • B.A. in Applied Physics with an emphasis in Innovation

    More information on these tracks and all physics courses can be found HERE 

    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.

    Meet the Hamline University Physics Department 2020 Faculty, Students and Facilities

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Physics.