The study of physics aims to each the laws that govern nature and the interaction of matter and energy that underlie all physical phenomenon. At Fairfield, students learn to apply physical principles and theoretical models to logically predict the behavior of the universie.

The physics major introduces students to the foundational theories of physics: gravity, electricity, and magnetism, as well as quantum, classical, and statistical mechanics. Through the applied components of the curriculum, students receive a comprehensive education focused on the physical methods that create modern technology.

Lab work, along with independent and team research, teach critical thinking and problem-solving accompanied by skills and experience in the use of instrumentation.

Physics is a foundational science in engineering and technology and has deep connections to medicine and material science. Upon completeion of the program, you will have the necessary skills for entrance into graduate study or the workforce. A physics degree offers graduates the flexibility to pursue careers in health, computer science, medicine, law, and education. 

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