The programs in physics at Union University seek to effectively serve all students within the institution, recognizing that each student’s needs may be different, with different career goals. The curriculum is designed to provide basic content for students classified as physics majors/minors, non-science majors, engineers, pre-professionals, and those preparing for a teaching career in secondary school. The physics faculty seek to help students understand the physical world (the universe) by examining the laws which govern all things, the methods by which the cosmos can be studied, and physics’ relationships to other aspects of human experience. The faculty endeavor to create an atmosphere in which students are challenged to acquire problem-solving skills using advanced mathematics and modern methods in science. Students are encouraged to develop in-depth analytical skills and an inquiring attitude toward scientific inquiry while maintaining a Christian worldview. The physics curriculum provides the liberal arts students with a working knowledge of science and meets the needs of students who wish to:
As part of Union University's Physics Program, you will master an excellent physics curriculum. You will also become one of society's problem-solvers, an effective communicator, and a creative thinker. As a liberal-arts institution, Union University educates the whole person, so you will become conversant in such areas as business, social sciences, humanities, and theology. You will enjoy small classes and personal assistance as you pursue a physics degree. Whether you desire a career in research, teaching, industry, or government, Union will get you there. LEARN MORE
Please see the Academic Catalogue descriptions for more details and a listing of minors.
Advisor: Dr. David Ward
Sigma Pi Sigma is the National Honor Society in Physics, open to students who have taken at least three courses applicable to a physics degree with a 3.0 GPA in those courses. Students must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor scholarship in physics, represent physics to the public, encourage interest in physics and provide a fellowship for persons who have excelled in physics. Sigma Pi Sigma is the Honor component of the Society of Physics Students (SPS).
Advisor: Dr. Fonsie Guilaran & Dr. David Ward
The purpose of the Union University chapter of the Society of Physics Students is the advancement and discussion of physics, the encouragement of interest in the field throughout the academic and local community and the introduction of students to the professional community.