Department of Physics & Engineering

Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you like science and mathematics? Are you excited about the challenge of applying your knowledge to real-life situations? If so, you will fit right in at the Department of Physics & Engineering.

The Department of Physics & Engineering provides strong programs of study that aid in ensuring our students are well prepared for both graduate studies and careers in a variety of scientific and engineering fields. We emphasize a collaborative learning environment that allows students to thrive academically, build personal confidence, and develop interpersonal skills, while providing a Christian setting for students to learn values and judgment and pursue integration of modern scientific knowledge and Christian faith.

A professor teaches her class using a projector screen.
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Society of Physics Students participate in an egg drop competition.

Studying physics or engineering at PLNU will open the door to many challenging, exciting, and productive careers. While we feature modernized laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, our greatest resources are our students. Being a physics or engineering student at PLNU means you are part of a community, and you'll work with other students and faculty members to maximize your learning as you discover who you are called to be.

Opportunities for Engagement

Discovering your vocation doesn't only happen inside the walls of the classroom — it happens by coming face-to-face with new experiences, people, and ideas. From joining PLNU’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and conducting research with a faculty mentor to making professional connections during an internship, the Department of Physics & Engineering offers many opportunities for meaningful engagement.

Faculty

Our faculty serve as both teachers and mentors, committed to guiding you toward a full and purposeful education. By helping you explore thought-provoking and influential ideas and engage complex and difficult questions, you'll have access to an environment devoted to the pursuit of truth. An education at PLNU is both transformative and meaningful.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the Department of Physics & Engineering or any of our majors and minors, please reach out to us!

Stephanie Krahenbuhl
Department Assistant
skrahenb@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-2219

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