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Physics
College of Arts & Sciences
PHYSICS is the science of energy, matter, motion and force.
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about the program
The MNU physics program prepares students to work or pursue graduate studies in physics after graduation. This multidisciplinary degree focusing on broad physics fundamentals offers many opportunities for experiential learning
YOU WILL LEARN

Interested in research publication? You’ll learn what it takes to develop professional publication standards and what the profession demands in published research.

Through mentorship and course work, faculty help students develop an understanding and appreciation of the strengths and limitation of scientific thought. You’ll also be exposed to multimedia in your courses and assignments so that you’re prepared to make professional scientific presentations.

TWO DEGREE PATHS

We offer two types of physics degrees to choose from, giving you greater flexibility in preparing for a career in science.

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Our Bachelor of Arts in Physics is designed for students who want a broad, interdisciplinary experience. The advantage of a BA is the opportunity to double major. A Physics/Mathematics dual major would an excellent choice for pre-engineering students.
  • Bachelor of Science
    Our Bachelor of Science in Physics is designed for students who plan to attend graduate schools as a step in developing their physics career.

Physics majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

Potential Careers
  • Physics Teacher
  • Astronomer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Physicist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Research Analyst
Physics
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

All career earnings data displayed on this page was gathered from Glassdoor, a worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies. This information is intended to provide a reference only. MidAmerica Nazarene University can not guarantee, nor are they responsible for, data accuracy as it is being collected from a third party.

$78,200
average annual
$3,362,600
career average
$55k
Physics Teacher
 
$114k
Astronomer
 
$58k
Hydrogeologist
 
$86k
Physicist
 
$78k
Computer Systems Analyst

Related Majors

Middle-Level Science Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
Mathematics
Engineering Dual Degree
Computer Science
Chemistry
Biology

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
Physics helps me see so many parallels between God’s amazing creation and His own nature. I want my students to appreciate that Christianity and science cooperate. I am blessed to play a part in developing that appreciation.
ANDREW OVERHOLT
Associate Professor

success stories

As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.

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