Department of Physics
Division of Natural Sciences
In BC’s physics department, you can choose from three different majors. Your degree in physics can be specifically tailored to your desired focus and career aspirations.
A major in the field of physics will prepare you for a variety of challenging and rewarding careers, applicable not just in science and technology, but also in education and architecture, as well as any career emphasizing advanced analytical skills.
Physics degrees at Bridgewater College:
Preparation for engineering or technology-related jobs
Preparation for graduate studies or a physics-related career in industry
Preparation to teach high school physics and mathematics
Physics Program: Senior Seminar
The capstone of your physics major at Bridgewater is your seminar in physics, mathematics and computer science during the senior year. You select a topic for research (either library-based or laboratory-based) and, working with a faculty advisor, complete a major project consisting of an extended written and oral presentation.
These projects demonstrate your skills and knowledge as well as your readiness for a career and studies beyond Bridgewater.
Examples of past projects include:
- Construction of a robot arm
- Experiments on the effects of friction on bullets
- Study of superconductivity
Find out how you can earn dual bachelor degrees in five years. Complete three years of physics, mathematics and liberal arts courses at Bridgewater, followed by a minimum of two years of intensive engineering studies at Virginia Tech and earn degrees from both schools.