Transylvania's physics program offers a major and a minor. The curriculum is designed to prepare you for graduate studies in physics or engineering at the master's or Ph.D. level.
Transylvania offers a 3-2 engineering program in cooperation with the University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University in St. Louis. As a student in this program, you will attend Transylvania for three years and one of the other universities for an additional two years. Upon completion of the program, you will earn a bachelor of arts degree in physics or liberal studies from Transylvania and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the other university. The areas of civil, mechanical, electrical, and nuclear engineering are available in this program.
Physics courses emphasize fundamentals and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Many courses include laboratory sessions for hands-on investigation of natural phenomena. Upper-level courses have small numbers of students, and professors are able to offer individual instruction. Graduates of the program have been highly successful and hold positions in academics, government, and industry.
Transylvania has two organizations for physics students: the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.
Where our graduates work:
Research physicist, University of Alberta
Manager, Western Electric Company, Inc.
Operations researcher, University of Kentucky
Engineer, General Electric Aircraft
Math and physics teacher
Engineer, Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA, Inc.
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