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Through GW’s physics program, you can study the fundamental laws discovered in physics and see how they apply to all the sciences and the world in which we live. Physics is part of the natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Through courses ranging from classical mechanics to electromagnetic theory, the physics program aims to strengthen students’ abilities to use mathematical logic, deductive reasoning, developed intuition and careful observation.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Biology, chemistry and engineering.

What can I expect to learn in the Physics program at GW?

A variety of topics within the subject, including quantum physics, biophysics and thermodynamics.

What can I do in the Physics field?

Occupations include biomedical engineer, computer programmer, environmental scientist, teacher or professor and computer systems engineer.

Interactive Learning

SCALE-UP—student-centered activities for large enrollment undergraduate programs—is a new interactive way of teaching physics to larger classes. It includes a variety of lab and interactive exercises.

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