Physicists explore matter, energy, and their interactions. Learn the deeper principles involved in events from the everyday (driving a car, accessing the internet, playing a CD) to the exotic (quark jets, black holes, and chaos).

You can investigate the world of physics at Trinity Western University. Through your studies, you’ll witness the covenantally faithful ways God governs the physical aspect of creation, and be forced into acceleration, shocked by electricity and magnetism, have your mind bent by relativity and quantum mechanics, and many other facets of physics. A physics minor or concentration, combined with studies in another discipline, will allow you to explore the simplicity and complexity of the amazing universe.

Why Study Physics at Trinity Western?

  • We have a great faculty/student ratio! Upper-level classes are routinely small.
  • We have new hand-held computers which interface with lab equipment.
  • Develop an understanding of our Christian responsibility for energy stewardship.
  • Acquire tools to help oppose the growing reductionism of our time, which claims that humans are "simply atoms and molecules".
  • Opportunities for research at TWU and at other Canadian universities and American universities.

Program

Students interested in physics can obtain a minor or a concentration in physics, while completing a major in another area within science or in any other program at Trinity Western, such as chemistry, biology, mathematics, computing science. 

Another option is to complete a Multidisciplinary Natural and Applied Sciences major.  This consists of either:

  • a physics concentration along with another science concentration
  • a physics concentration, another science minor, and six semester-hours of another science
  • a physics minor, another science concentration, and six semester-hours of another science

COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES

Combining your study of physics with one of the following areas can be exceptionally valuable:

  • Biology (biophysics, nanotechnology, bioengineering, biomechanics, advanced microscopy)
  • Chemistry (quantum chemistry, laser chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical physics, materials science, nanotechnology)
  • Computing Science (quantum computing, advanced electronics, neural networks, pattern recognition)
  • Mathematics (theoretical physics, mathematical physics, applied math)
  • Journalism (science writing)
  • Political Science (science policy, technology & society)
  • Philosophy (philosophy of science, philosophy of physics)
  • History (history of science, history of physics, science & culture)
  • Music (acoustics, electronics)
  • Human Kinetics (biomechanics)