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.

Headlines

Motorcycle forest

Pacific is hosting its first international motorcycle studies conference beginning Thursday evening July 25, and ending with a getaway ride on Sunday morning, July 28.

Sky

Renowned physicist Shane Larson to present "Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos," which explores humans' place in the universe.

Lawrence “Mick” Davis ’05 received a grant from the state of Oregon to write a textbook for Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Ore., where he currently teaches.