Physics lab

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.

Academic programs

Northwestern’s physics department offers study options in biophysics, physics education, and pre-engineering. Explore programs

Value added

Northwestern's physics department is listed among 24 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.

Sean Powell

Leading and learning

With his sights set on dental school, Sean is balancing his time as an athlete with a strong academic load.

Sean's story