A student-centered curriculum
Our curriculum is designed to meet the talents and needs of students of every background, identity, and aspiration. That’s why we center equity and inclusion in our teaching, advising, and mentoring. It’s also why our curriculum is designed to enable exploration across the disciplines and to encourage learning beyond the campus, including study abroad at leading universities around the world and research at world-renowned laboratories, such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
We also help students take full advantage of the resources available on campus, while connecting them with universities and research laboratories around the world to expand their knowledge, expose them to new ideas and possibilities, and equip them for their futures.
Note: Students interested in engineering can find the engineering physics curriculum here.
Physics, Engineering, & Astronomy
The physics program at Beloit College could be the ideal major for a student interested in liberal arts and science. Physics, engineering, and astronomy faculty use dynamic, interactive methods of teaching to challenge students, ensuring that they develop the strong problem-solving skills that are useful in a wide range of careers.
Practical work in the laboratory reinforces theoretical classroom work; many students participate in both formal and informal research projects, taking advantage of well-equipped labs and machine shops. The flexible major allows students to pursue individual interests. Current research interests of Beloit physics faculty encompass a wide variety of fields, including planetary astronomy, plasma physics, laser spectroscopy, nuclear physics, and science education.