For millennia, humanity has sought to understand and explain the phenomena we observe in the world around us, from the motions of stars and galaxies to the interactions of the tiniest particles. The study of physics is the search for the most simple and fundamental laws that explain those diverse and complex phenomena. Those physical laws often go beyond explaining observed phenomena to addressing some of the most fundamental human questions about the nature of reality, all while enabling countless new technologies that that continue to revolutionize the human experience, including computers, transportation, telecommunication, medical imaging, and GPS. In physics courses at Manhattanville, you will learn not only the fundamental laws of physics, but also the habits of mind and practices of scientific inquiry that continue to deepen our understanding of our universe. Simultaneously, you will learn the critical thinking and technical problem solving skills that will make you highly employable in a variety of fields including law, medicine, business, economics, finance, engineering, and science.
Science and non-science majors alike have the opportunity to take physics courses at Manhattanville. These courses cover a variety of topics and range from conceptual and philosophical to mathematical. They fulfill science general education requirements and sharpen logic and problem-solving abilities. Students also have the opportunity to pursue independent study and physics research projects in collaboration with professors.
Manhattanville's physics minor program develops students' mathematical and problem-solving abilities while establishing foundational understanding of physics laws and principles of scientific inquiry.
Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.