Since the physics minor was first offered in the 2009-2010 academic year, there has been one student accepted into a graduate engineering program with a full scholarship at Northwestern University, and another student was accepted into an engineering program at Kansas University for Fall 2011. Science secondary education students typically pass the physical sciences section of their secondary education science content area test on their first attempt and also pass the physics secondary education content test, if they decide to take it. Students who take the MCAT also score very well in the physical sciences portion.
Physics is the basis of all the physical sciences, including but not limited to chemistry, material science, and geology. Physics is also very important in biology, geography, climatology, medicine, computer science, transportation, nutrition, and sports. Physics explains ordinary matter and energy in terms of combinations of fundamental particles interacting through four fundamental forces.
The study of physics at Trinity encourages students to see God’s creation and its corresponding laws of nature, uncovering new insights to the microscopic and macroscopic realms. Critical thinking skills and knowledge of physics concepts are vital to developing scientifically literate, broadly-educated thinkers, who seek to respond to social and environmental justice issues as they attempt to restore God’s kingdom.
The physics program seeks to expand students’ understanding of the Creator and his creation, furthering the development of a Christian worldview. Knowledge of physics concepts is vital to developing scientifically literate, broadly educated thinkers, who seek to respond to social and environmental justice issues as they work to restore God’s Kingdom.