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Explores various disciplines in detail, giving students the opportunity to build in-depth knowledge about the workings of the physical world.

Students will learn from faculty with rich and diverse skills and expertise as they explore the workings of the physical world from mechanics and magnetism to electricity and thermodynamics. 

Benefit from the expertise and research experience of the faculty members, who hold advanced degrees in physics, electrical engineering, and engineering mechanics. As accomplished scientists and dedicated teachers, they have research experiences in thermal signatures of terrain and man-made structures, the dielectric properties of soils, the electric charge in lighting, Raman and infrared spectroscopy, and more. With small classes, and a student-teacher ratio of 10-1, students have a very personal learning experience in the Physics Department at MC.

Research opportunities add to the learning experience. At Mississippi College, even undergrads get to participate in real-life field research — making them the envy of their peers at larger institutions. 

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As a Physics major, you’ll take courses in topics such as:

  • Modern physics
  • Classical mechanics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Electricity & magnetism
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus

First-class facilities give physics majors more tools for learning. Physics students enjoy newly updated classrooms and labs, with built-in multimedia presentation capability to enhance lectures. The physical science library offers additional academic resources to supplement the science holdings of the main library. An open-access computer lab and wireless internet access make connecting easy.

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