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Faculty

Department Chair: Jeffrey Bierman

Professors: Jeffrey Bierman, Allan J. Greer, Eric A. Kincanon

Assistant Professor: Erik Aver

Emeritus: John E. Byrne

Lecturers: Steven Cowen, Heather Hoeck, Elliott Koch, Kelly Lepo, Jason Stoke, John Wilson



The Department of Physics offers the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Physics. Students are expected to declare their major in one of these areas in their freshman year; students in their sophomore year and students in the Florence program, however, can be accommodated by special arrangement with the department.

The Bachelor of Science is designed as a terminal degree. Students who are considering graduate school studies should plan on taking additional course work.  Students should be able to work out a four-year course of study with their advisor that will satisfy graduate school requirements. To see typical courses taken over the four years of such a degree, click here.  Majors in physics are expected to achieve a familiarity with computer programming.

Students planning on majoring in physics and attending medical school should meet with a Physics faculty member as early as possible to discuss course scheduling and potential course substitutions for particular degree requirements. Students may rather elect to earn a B.A. Physics degree. The basic degree requirements for the B.A. Physics degree are essentially the same as the B.S. Physics degree except that rather than choosing two additional upper division PHYS courses, as the B.S. degree requires, the B.A. degree requires two courses from any area that are agreed to by the department chair.  The B.A. Physics degree is intended to better allow College of Arts and Sciences students to complete double majors, therefore, students who earn a B.A. Physics degree must also be earning a B.A. degree in another College of Arts and Sciences department. To see typical courses taken over the four years of such a degree, click here.

The following links have information regarding the Physics major, minor, and courses offered by the Physics Department. Please note that the requirements listed here are for the present catalogue, and that the old catalogue may apply to you if you entered Gonzaga prior to fall 2005.   To see catalogues for various years, click here.  For immediate information, please contact a member of the Physics Department.



If you want to take a course at a different institution but aren't sure what you need to do for it to count here at GU, click HERE.



To see places our Physics students have gone, click here.


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The Society of Physics Students


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