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About the Applied Physics Major
In Carroll University’s applied physics program, you’ll study mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics and modern physics while learning about the current challenges in applied science and engineering. You’ll acquire problem solving skills in mathematical modeling and programming and the ability to apply those skills in practical applications. You will have the opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary nature of applied science and investigate the connection of physics to mathematics, engineering and the other sciences. Our students gain an appreciation for the historical development of physics and the role of physics in modern technology. Carroll’s applied physics program requires a rigorous course of study in physics and mathematics, as well foundational course work in computer science and chemistry.
Southeastern Wisconsin is the industrial center of the state, and Carroll has developed a strong network of industry relationships in the region. In or close to Waukesha, you have the opportunity to supplement your coursework with internships and local summer jobs that provide practical, real-world experiences and career networking opportunities. As part of your undergraduate study, you will also propose and complete a capstone project. The successful completion of your project demonstrates that you can apply the knowledge and skills from your course work to solve problems, which is evidence to prospective employers that you are ready to contribute to their technical endeavors.
The physics major, combined with a secondary education minor, leads to certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to teach physics in high school or middle school.
Carroll University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation which provides scholarships up to $5,000 for students majoring in applied physics and other select majors as part of the Pro-STEM Initiative. These scholarships are awarded in addition to other institutional scholarships offered by the university.