Physics is the fundamental science. All other science and engineering disciplines rest upon the foundational concepts of physics. Physics principles and physics-inspired methodologies drive cutting-edge research and practical technological innovations in biology, chemistry, materials science, medicine, engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, energy, waste remediation, the environment, and forensic science.
The Physics major at Concordia University Irvine is characterized by its fundamental commitments to:
- deep, rigorous understanding,
- providing rich and lively hands-on learning opportunities in the settings of the classroom, the teaching laboratory, and the research laboratory,
- poising you to experience the joy of intellectual discovery,
- and a serious, scholarly, but faith-affirming exploration of the science-faith interface in the context of physics.
The Physics major strongly encourages dialog and scholarly interaction with mathematics, the other natural sciences, and theology. All Physics majors must carry out a faculty-approved independent research project involving physics as a part of their degree requirements.
The Physics major at Concordia University is designed to equip you intellectually and experientially to excel in graduate and professional degree programs in the sciences and/or in the scientific and technical workplace.