Regis' minor in physics provides a traditional introduction to the fundamental principles of the natural world, including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum phenomena, and statistical thermodynamics. Students gain experience in mathematical problem solving and experimental laboratory methods.
Physics and astronomy address fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. How do conservation principles guide physical interactions? What is the structure of matter, space, energy, and time? Physicists and astronomers develop and test models that describe the behavior of matter and energy at scales ranging from the subatomic to the galactic. Students in our program can take a variety of courses in classical and modern physics that prepare them to understand phenomena at many points along this continuum, as well as exciting topics at the boundaries between physics and other scientific disciplines. Students develop hands-on experimental and computational abilities while also sharpening their mathematical reasoning skills.