Academic Catalog

Physics & Astronomy


The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a wide variety of courses and programs that examine and employ the laws of nature from both theoretical and applied perspectives. The department emphasizes hands-on experience and laboratory work in its programs.

Our graduates have been highly successful in pursuing further study in graduate programs in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Historically, about three-fourths of our graduates have successfully pursued advanced degrees. Others have accepted positions in business or industry, or at research laboratories, while some have pursued careers in law, medicine, and the religious life, for example.

A program leading to secondary education teaching certification in physics is available.

Transfer students pursuing a major in Physics must take a minimum of 40% of the coursework required for the major at Benedictine College. Transfer students pursuing a minor in Physics must take a minimum of 25% of the coursework required for the minor at Benedictine College.