Grappling with how the world works

The physics program at Trinity is for students who hope to understand the advanced properties of light, matter, and energy, and the interactions between them. But it’s more than that. Taught from a Christian perspective, Trinity’s Physics program develops scientifically literate, broadly educated thinkers, who seek to respond to social and environmental justice issues. Physics isn’t only about theoretical concepts–it occurs in everything that happens.

Potential internships include:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Fermilab
  • Molex, a fiber optics company
  • Hitachi High Technologies America in Oregon during summer


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Engineering 2+2

With a foundation at Trinity, you will be able to solve problems and create solutions that make the Creator’s world a better place.


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Our physics minor will help you develop a basic understanding of the laws describing God’s creation and develop critical thinking skills that can be applied to many aspects of life.

Department Chair

Robert Boomsma

Professor of Biology; Chair of Sciences
Phone: 708.293.4618    Email: bob.boomsma@trnty.edu

Dr. Bob Boomsma ’77 has a desire to understand how the anatomical/structural aspects of animals and cells work with the functional/biochemical aspects. “I find the process of scientific discovery very enjoyable, as the limits of our understanding of the natural world continue to be pushed.”