Peter Young '18

Major: Physics and Mathematics
Hometown:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The friends and professors I’ve had so far have been absolutely amazing, and most of them start to feel more like family; it’s hard to feel alone at Mount.

Physics Learning Objectives

Students in the physics and astronomy major program at the University of Mount Union experience a high degree of hands-on involvement which prepares graduates for careers in astronomy and astrophysics, engineering, applied physics and education.

The flexible program allows students to tailor their education and prepare themselves for professional work as well as graduate study. Whether physics, astronomy or engineering piques your interest, the combination of theory and practical experience in our physics and astronomy major program will prepare you for success.

With our new $23 million natural sciences facility, Bracy Hall, which opened up in the fall of 2003, physics and astronomy students have the classroom and laboratory essentials required for functional learning. Along with a machine shop and computer lab for students, there is a roof-top observatory with a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.

Students in the physics and astronomy major  also have the opportunity to join student organizations such as the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honorary.

Students can participate in experiential learning as well, including internships and the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Learning Objectives for the Physics and Astronomy Degrees:

  • Students will demonstrate skills in scientific inquiry, problem solving, and laboratory techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of our place in the physical universe.
  • Students demonstrate a broad base of knowledge in Physics and/or Astronomy.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the laws of nature.
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