Physics

Major, Minor

Delve into the theoretical and practical aspects of physics — a field fundamental to the science, engineering and technology industries.

Benefit from innovative teaching methods with an emphasis on active classroom experiences. Learn in cutting-edge environments, guided by the best ideas from leading physics education researchers.

Enjoy a learn-by-doing approach that begins with a first-year introductory class taught without formal lectures and continues in upper-division courses where students work on sophisticated, open-ended projects.

Work in teams to make a wide range of computer-aided measurements to study physics principles and collect and analyze real data (the way a professional scientist would) to discover how physics works in the real world.

Work with a diverse group of peers: 30 percent of our physics students are women and 30 percent are from Hawai'i.

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Professor Charles Michael in classroom
Pacific University Education Professor Mike Charles has been awarded an Endeavour Executive Fellowship to support a collaborative professional development project with teachers in Australia.
Physics professor Todd Duncan tells KUIK 1360-AM why the Great American Solar Eclipse is historic.
Pacific University invites the public to McGill Auditorium on the Forest Grove Campus on Wednesday evening, May 10, for a special preview of an upcoming talk that physics professor Todd Duncan will give at an invitation-only TEDx conference later this month.