Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physics

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Department Head: Yochum
Professors: Berlinghieri, Curtis, Yost, Zimmerman
Associate Professors: Briggs
Assistant Professors: Leake
Instructor: Hurka

Physics is a vast discipline which studies the entire realm of nature from the utmost minute particles, distances and times imaginable to the most massive stars and the outer limits of the universe.  From a more applied perspective, physics is used to solve practical problems, often to advance technology to positively impact humanity. Physicists observe the phenomena of nature and try to find patterns that relate these phenomena.  Physics is particularly concerned with those aspects of nature which can be formulated in terms of principles and laws reduced to their essence and expressed in an elegant and concise mathematical form. 

The department mission is to support a thriving and engaged community of students and faculty who are using physics to solve applied and fundamental problems relevant to society, industry, and the military.  We provide a comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing a BS major in Physics, Minor in Applied Physics, and Minor in Aerospace Science.





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