As a Physics AOC at New College, you have access to top-notch facilities and equipment that are rarely available at other leading liberal arts colleges. For instance, we opened our Optical Spectroscopy and Nanomaterials Lab in January of 2012 with a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, becoming the first and only undergraduate liberal arts college in the nation to offer such a lab.
The physics program is designed to provide a thorough grounding in the central areas of physics, allowing for flexibility in pursuing individual interests in depth. It addresses the needs of both majors and non -majors through courses and tutorials in theoretical, experimental, and computational physics.
Students participating in the physics program become familiar with the facts and processes of physics and learn to think logically. Those whose interests expand beyond the introductory level will find small classes, intensive work, and challenging projects. They will also find state of the art equipment for doing research in the laboratory, including an atomic force microscope, a micro-Raman spectrometer, an X-ray diffractometer, an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, micro-spectrophotometer, and a Q switched Nd:YAG laser with second and fourth harmonic emission. Joint or double areas of concentration with other disciplines are possible. For example, combinations of physics with mathematics or chemistry are common. Some of our graduates go on to work for industry or government, but most continue their education in graduate school.
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