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Physics is the study of how and why things work within the context of a few fundamental laws.
The goal of our physics curriculum is twofold. First, we wish to acquaint students with basic natural phenomena such as motion, light, heat, electricity and atoms. However, the most important goal is to provide students with skill in theoretical analysis and the quantitative methods of experimentation through which we come to understand natural phenomena.

Physics classes provide an excellent preparation for students planning a technical career in physics, engineering, astronomy or interdisciplinary programs such as environmental science. In addition, physics supports the background training of biologists, chemists, and computer scientists.

The unique feature of a liberal arts physics program is to produce technically literate scientists who also have a broad understanding of the world beyond the laboratory.


Colorado College Physics Department
14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 389-6577
Fax: (719) 389-6322

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