Physics is a science that is fundamental to all sciences and uses mathematics as its language. Because of the role that science plays in our technological society, it is necessary that students be trained in the sciences, with physics playing a core role. The Discipline of Physics seeks to provide the necessary physics experiences via formal coursework, laboratory training, and research to give students the requisite skills of a well-educated liberal arts major. The program articulates the mission of the University through an emphasis on physics and related scientific areas.
Chair Welcome Statement
We are dedicated to teaching and learning physics in a collaborative, performance-based community. We encourage observation and analysis of the natural world, and we seek to provide the tools and skills for solving problems and advancing our knowledge of the universe.
An undergraduate degree in physics provides an excellent basis not only for graduate study in physics and related fields, but also for professional work in such fields as astrophysics, biophysics, engineering and applied physics, geophysics, management, law, or medicine.
Requirements for the undergraduate Physics major, in addition to the University degree requirements outlined within this Bulletin.
Suggested program plan for Physics Major--B.A. Degree
The course descriptions give a detailed explanation of all Physics courses offered by Fisk University.
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