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The science of physics seeks to comprehend the large number of physical phenomena in the world in terms of a small number of fundamental concepts and principles, such as the theories of the gravitational and electromagnetic fields, relativity, and quantum mechanics. The study of physics and astronomy will help you understand our physical environment and develop the ability to formulate and test hypotheses and reason analytically—important abilities in many fields of endeavor.

Elmhurst offers a selection of physics majors and concentrations, so you can tailor your education to suit your own professional interests. What’s more, you can design your own interdepartmental major that combines physics with other areas of interest.

Major in Physics
Minor in Physics
Physics Education
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