Physics majors study a range of physics topics — including thermodynamics, mechanics, astrophysics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum physics — with much flexibility, depending on interests.
The engineering physics major is designed for students interested in the applied side of physics or the 3-2 program.
Many physics graduates pursue technology careers, while others enter graduate programs in physics, engineering or education. Engineering physics majors can take advantage of the college's coordinated-degree program, through which a student can earn both a bachelor of arts from Augustana and a bachelor of science in engineering from an engineering school. Currently, Augustana has agreements with Washington University, Columbia University and Northern Illinois University.
A sampling of recent graduates
Mark Hoffmann '14 is vice president of analytics and co-founder at 38th Street Studios in East Lansing, Mich., a software company.
Peter Draznick '14 is a co-founder of 38th Street Studios.
Abdul Rahman Merhi '15 is a graduate teaching assistant at Iowa State University.
Steven Ash '11 is the co-Owner of Exclusive Saver in Moline, Ill.
Amelia Wietting '09 is an IT Analyst IV at John Deere in Moline, Ill.
Gabriel Caceres '08 is a graduate research fellow in the department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State. He received a Ph.D. there in 2016.