Interested in the inner workings of the universe? Physicists who are Christians are in the privileged position of studying the blueprints of creation and its underlying principles of order and design.

Northwestern’s physics department offers 3 study options:


Dr. Frank Bentrem was a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory before coming to Northwestern. He was instrumental in the design, implementation and validation of the acoustic seafloor-sediment classification system trademarked as SediMap, and Bentrem's software invention for extracting useful information from digital images was issued a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2013. The invention is useful for determining sediment type from seafloor images, identifying tumors in medical images, and separating terrains in satellite images.

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Northwestern's physics department is listed among 17 other NWC programs as a "quality department at a quality college" by college guidebook Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges. Adding a physics minor to your already high-quality education in either chemistry or math will make you a sought-after teacher or research scientist.