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Physics is the study of how the natural, physical world works at its most fundamental level.

Bethel offers General Physics I and II and the foundational math and science preparation necessary if you wish to continue graduate or undergraduate engineering study at a school with an engineering program.

Also, with the guidance of one or more faculty members you can supplement Bethel’s course offerings with individualized directed studies or internships.

If you are interested in attending graduate school in engineering, you may choose to complete our Pre-Engineering program along with a major in mathematics or a different science.

Contact the Office of Admissions to request more information about studying physics at Bethel.

Want to talk more with faculty and current students? Schedule a campus visit.

Already visited campus, but want to come back to interview for a science or STEM scholarship? Schedule an interview.


I was able to gain an appreciation for the complexities of scientific investigation and ultimately become a capable, well-rounded, socially conscious member of society.
—Luke Schmidt ’03, Chemistry, Physics
Masters and PhD in physics (dissertation in astrophysics)
New Mexico Tech Assistant research scientist, Texas A&M University

Notable Alumni

Luke Schmidt – ’03
Luke’s love of chemistry and physics led him to pursue both a masters and PhD in physics with a specific interest in astrophysics. He is currently an assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University.

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