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Bachelor's in Physics

If you want to prepare for a successful career in physics, engineering, education, business, medical technologies, and other professional fields consider the benefits of the BS in Physics at Indiana Wesleyan University. With this program, you can develop experimental and theoretical skills in classical and modern physics, and put your learning into practice in real internship settings. At our Christian university, you can learn how to integrate biblical principles with this physics degree program.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Physics at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your BS in Physics at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty currently conducting exciting, cutting-edge research projects. We also provide comprehensive student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in your education. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.


What Will I Learn in this BS in Physics Program?

The courses in this physics major are designed to help students understand and explain the visible world in terms of the invisible realities. The student experience combines traditional classroom learning with lab work and participating in faculty research projects. Course topics cover astrophysics, chemistry, differential equations, quantum mechanics, and more. Upon completion, students should possess the theoretical, experimental, and computational skills to start physics-related careers or pursue graduate studies.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Physics

Coursework for this BS in physics program covers how to:

  • Conceptualize the evolution of modern physics ideas and describe the struggles between classical ideas of Newtonian mechanics versus relativistic mechanics
  • Engage in original research under the direction of a faculty member
  • Explore the use, detection, and disposal of radioisotopes in medicine and biological research
  • Apply biblical principles to your professional decision-making

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Physicist
  • Biochemist Technician
  • Science Teacher
  • Nuclear Monitoring Technician
  • Astronomer

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements

A total of 58 credit hours of physics, mathematics, and chemistry are required. A minimum of 38 credit hours must be in physics. In addition, 20 credit hours are required in selected mathematics and chemistry courses.

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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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