A minor in Physics at SUU provides you with the background to succeed in a variety of disciplines, from geology to chemistry and mathematics to engineering. For those looking towards graduate work in the health sciences, students who study physics get the second-highest scores on the MCAT (second only to biomedical engineering), as well as benefitting from the honing of critical thinking skills that the study of physics requires.
Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in physics may find employment in fields related to software development, engineering and technical management, as well as allowing for the possibility of post-graduate work and teaching.
SUU’s Ashcroft Observatory is available for student use as an astronomy lab. A digital SLR is available for imaging projects.
Faculty provide public outreach programs available to students in astronomy at state and national parks.