Why Physics?

The goal of the physics program is to provide rigorous analytical and quantitative skill development for exciting and demanding careers in fields such as science, medicine, law, business, technology, and more. The physics curriculum at Morris includes a core of classical and modern physics while also giving students the flexibility to select additional courses that align with particular career or personal interests.

The physics program at Morris includes:

  • A rigorous sequence of introductory courses with laboratories
  • A core of advanced courses in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics
  • A broad selection of elective courses such as electronics, experimental physics, optics, statistical physics, and computer modeling
  • Small classes that permit a close relationship between students and faculty
  • Faculty actively involved in experimental, observational, theoretical and computational physics research
  • A high fraction of students productively involved in student research at Morris or in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs.

The physics program develops students’ ability to solve quantitative problems, perform experimental work, and present the results of scientific research. It offers a background suitable for students planning to pursue careers or graduate or professional studies in a wide range of fields.