St. Catherine University physics students collaborate on a project in St. Paul, Minnesota

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Become a leader in innovation across a wide range of industries with physics coursework from St. Kate's. You'll gain the problem solving and communication skills that are needed for success in a career grounded in science.

Explore Physics Theory and Practice

Whether your interest in the physical world is at the particle level or the cosmic level, you can enhance your liberal arts education with a physics minor from our St. Paul, MN campus or pursue a physics major through the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities.

Several of your classes will be taken at other nearby colleges as part of St. Kate’s agreement with the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities.

Start with a calculus based introduction to physics, and then expand into theory and modern physics practice.

Physics major student presenting a poster of research at St. Catherine University.
Careers in Physics

Physics opens up a world of scientific discovery — from astronomy to electricity and magnetism. You’ll gain skills related to numeracy, problem-solving, data analysis, and more, all of which easily transfer to a wide variety of careers. Many physics graduates perform research for any of a wide range of industries, including:

  • education
  • automotive and aerospace
  • defense
  • healthcare
  • energy
  • information technology and computing