Physics

MajorMinor3YRBachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
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the Boundless Potential of Physics.

Physics, the most fundamental of the sciences, explores the workings of the universe at both macroscopic and microscopic levels. It has vast applications spanning fields such as astronomy, medicine, and engineering. From the tiniest subatomic particles to the grandest galaxies, physics delves into the fundamental principles that govern everything.

By pursuing a major in Physics at Butler, you’ll gain a solid foundation in this field, equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills for diverse and rewarding career prospects.

Program Information

Curriculum

Sample courses in this program include:

  • PH 201 – Introduction to Analytical Physics 
  • PH 301 – Modern Physics 
  • PH 303 – Electromagnetic Waves and Optics 
  • PH 311 – Experimental Modern Physics 
  • PH 325 – Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 

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Three-Year Program

The Physics major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Dan Kosik
Associate Professor – Physics & Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy – LAS
Dr. Dan W. Kosik received his B.S. in astrophysics from Michigan State University in 1973 and his PhD. in physics from Ohio University in 1980.  He worked for Amoco Production Co. as a geophysicist in the Michigan Basin and the Gulf of Mexico. …
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Gonzalo Ordonez
Professor – Physics & Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy – LAS
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Ann Heilman
Adjunct – LAS Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy – LAS
B. S. in Physics, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1992 Ph. D in Physics, University of Notre Dame,…
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