The College of St. Catherine
Physics is an extraordinarily cogent and exciting branch of science. It offers the liberal arts student the opportunity to study the physical world from the fundamental nature of matter itself to the far reaches of the known universe. It helps students to understand what science is, how it works what its limitations are, and enables them to evaluate new and varied information. Physics prepare the learner for graduate school, for work in industrial and government laboratories, or to teach physics in secondary schools. They also provide the training in physics and related areas for entrance to engineering, medical, dental and other professional schools.
The department courses are taught in a revolutionary computerized laboratory with all the analytical software, microcomputer data-acquisition probes and digital video capture tools that make the study of physics a state-of-the-art activity.
The physics major is available at the college of St. Catherine through cooperation with ACTC consortium colleges. Courses not available on campus can be completed at ACTC colleges. A major in physics is a likely companion to the engineering degrees offered through the duel degree bachelor and master's programs also available(see Pre-Engineering). A minor in physics is directly available through the Department of Physics at St. Catherine.
Current Research ProjectsDr. Terry Flower:
Dr. Judith Parker:
- Sound Analysis of Firearms Used at Custer's Last Stand (Acoustic Studies)
- Earth Crossing Asteroids (CCD Photometry)
- Chaos and Stability in the Solar System - (Chaos Theory)
- Science Education
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