At Calvin, your physics degree is tailored to your unique career goals. Choose between a bachelor of science (BS) or bachelor of arts (BA) degree. You'll have opportunities to do real-world research alongside your professors, or pursue research at prominent national labs and observatories. You'll be assisted every step of the way by professors with deep knowledge of the field who are invested in your future.
Our graduates have an outstanding placement rate into prestigious graduate programs and follow exceptional career paths. You'll graduate with practical, career-shaping experience, ready to thrive in graduate school and become a leader in your field.
Who is this program for?
The 32-hour program is a bachelor of arts (BA) program that is ideal for students pursuing major or minor programs in other disciplines, such as math, engineering, or computer science (or even Chinese, political science, or music!) and are interested in a career in applied research and technology.
The in-depth physics major (BS degree) is for those planning to pursue graduate study in physics and interested in a career in research and academia. It is excellent preparation for graduate school. Our students have been admitted into some of the top physics graduate programs in the country.
Chart the skies
Easy access to Calvin's state-of-the-art observatory means you'll engage with astronomy data that you gather yourself. Learn more »
Expand your options
A minor in engineering or biomedical engineering alongside your physics major can unlock even more career options. Learn more »
You can afford a Calvin education.
You’ve heard a lot about the high cost of a university education. But a Calvin education is much more affordable than you think. Most Calvin students pay far below the sticker price—and graduate with less debt than you might expect.
A reputation for excellence.
There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Master of Education (MEd)
- Master of Education (MEd) Online
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- Master of Speech Pathology
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- Environmental Science—Natural Resources Track
- Environmental Science—Naturalist Track
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- World Languages & Cultural Studies
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