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When you join the Juniata physics program, you become part of a strong community featuring the Society of Physics Students Club, the Women in Physics Club, the Juniata Stargazers Club, and access to a lounge specifically for physics and engineering students.

Create interdisciplinary programs combining physics with mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, world languages, and more. You can also combine your study of physics with exceptional engineering courses, and participate in a 3+2 dual degree program with a partner institution to earn a Bachelor's degree in engineering in addition to your Juniata degree.

Graduates also have used their physics education as a stepping stone into engineering programs, information technology, medical school, and environmental science.

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When you join the Juniata physics program, you become part of a strong community featuring the Society of Physics Students Club, the Women in Physics Club, the Juniata Stargazers Club, and access to a lounge specifically for physics and engineering students.

Create interdisciplinary programs combining physics with mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, world languages, and more. You can also combine your study of physics with exceptional engineering courses, and participate in a 3+2 dual degree program with a partner institution to earn a Bachelor's degree in engineering in addition to your Juniata degree.

Graduates also have used their physics education as a stepping stone into engineering programs, information technology, medical school, and environmental science.

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When you join the Juniata physics program, you become part of a strong community featuring the Society of Physics Students Club, the Women in Physics Club, the Juniata Stargazers Club, and access to a lounge specifically for physics and engineering students.

Create interdisciplinary programs combining physics with mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, world languages, and more. You can also combine your study of physics with exceptional engineering courses, and participate in a 3+2 dual degree program with a partner institution to earn a Bachelor's degree in engineering in addition to your Juniata degree.

Graduates also have used their physics education as a stepping stone into engineering programs, information technology, medical school, and environmental science.

Placeholder Image

When you join the Juniata physics program, you become part of a strong community featuring the Society of Physics Students Club, the Women in Physics Club, the Juniata Stargazers Club, and access to a lounge specifically for physics and engineering students.

Create interdisciplinary programs combining physics with mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, world languages, and more. You can also combine your study of physics with exceptional engineering courses, and participate in a 3+2 dual degree program with a partner institution to earn a Bachelor's degree in engineering in addition to your Juniata degree.

Graduates also have used their physics education as a stepping stone into engineering programs, information technology, medical school, and environmental science.

 

  • Emma Moreland

    Featured Student

    Emma Moreland '22

    Engineering Physics with a Secondary Emphasis in Math

    Emma interned for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center during her time studying at Juniata, and received a NASA Space Grant Scholarship. She was also an Engineering Intern for Boyd Corp.

    Featured Student

    Emma Moreland '22

    Engineering Physics with a Secondary Emphasis in Math

    Emma interned for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center during her time studying at Juniata, and received a NASA Space Grant Scholarship. She was also an Engineering Intern for Boyd Corp.

  • William Phillips

    Featured Alumni

    William Phillips '70

    Physics

    Bill won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light".

    Featured Alumni

    William Phillips '70

    Physics

    Bill won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light".

 

 

  • Featured Course

    Electronics

    An introduction to the theory and application of analog and digital electronics, starting with basic AC and DC circuits. The unit explains the principles of operation of the power supply, amplifier, oscillator, logic circuits, micro controllers, and other basic circuits. An associated laboratory component allows construction of and measurements on the circuits under consideration..

    Featured Course

    Electronics

    An introduction to the theory and application of analog and digital electronics, starting with basic AC and DC circuits. The unit explains the principles of operation of the power supply, amplifier, oscillator, logic circuits, micro controllers, and other basic circuits. An associated laboratory component allows construction of and measurements on the circuits under consideration.

  • Featured Course

    Observational Astronomy

    An introduction to the instruments and techniques used by astronomers to measure the properties of celestial objects. Students use the college's observatories to acquire and analyze astrometric, photometric, and spectroscopic data..

    Featured Course

    Observational Astronomy

    An introduction to the instruments and techniques used by astronomers to measure the properties of celestial objects. Students use the college's observatories to acquire and analyze astrometric, photometric, and spectroscopic data.

  • Featured Course

    Modern Physics

    The origin and progress of physics in the 20th century, including relativity and quantum theory with applications in atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics, and elementary particles..

    Featured Course

    Modern Physics

    The origin and progress of physics in the 20th century, including relativity and quantum theory with applications in atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics, and elementary particles.

  • Featured Course

    Musical Acoustics

    Co-taught with a Professor of Music, this course covers concepts of physics as applied to music. Topics include sound and resonance, pitch and tuning systems, psychoacoustics, anatomy of the ear, workings of musical instruments, electronic music fundamentals and literature, a review of musical notation, aural recognition of intervals and pitches, instrument design/construction, and performance..

    Featured Course

    Musical Acoustics

    Co-taught with a Professor of Music, this course covers concepts of physics as applied to music. Topics include sound and resonance, pitch and tuning systems, psychoacoustics, anatomy of the ear, workings of musical instruments, electronic music fundamentals and literature, a review of musical notation, aural recognition of intervals and pitches, instrument design/construction, and performance.

Three Juniata College Students Awarded Scholarships by American Institute of Physics

“Juniata was the only college nationally to have three students recognized,” said James Borgardt, William W. Woolford Professor of Physics and chair of the Physics and Engineering Physics department. “This is a testament to the quality of our students as well as the mentorship and guidance they receive from our committed and talented faculty.” Read More Here →

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Three Juniata College Students Awarded Scholarships by American Institute of Physics

“Juniata was the only college nationally to have three students recognized,” said James Borgardt, William W. Woolford Professor of Physics and chair of the Physics and Engineering Physics department. “This is a testament to the quality of our students as well as the mentorship and guidance they receive from our committed and talented faculty.” Read More Here →

observatory photo

Three Juniata College Students Awarded Scholarships by American Institute of Physics

“Juniata was the only college nationally to have three students recognized,” said James Borgardt, William W. Woolford Professor of Physics and chair of the Physics and Engineering Physics department. “This is a testament to the quality of our students as well as the mentorship and guidance they receive from our committed and talented faculty.” Read More Here →

observatory photo

 

Physics Phun Night

photo of crowd at physics phun night

This beloved Juniata tradition is now in its 22nd year. The event aims to inspire a sense of wonder in everyone, especially kids, with an evening of visually spectacular and engaging demonstrations. What makes a bubble burst into flames? What makes a pickle glow? The answer to those questions and many more are revealed at Physics Phun Night! Learn More Here →

photo of crowd at physics phun night

Physics Phun Night

This beloved Juniata tradition is now in its 22nd year. The event aims to inspire a sense of wonder in everyone, especially kids, with an evening of visually spectacular and engaging demonstrations. What makes a bubble burst into flames? What makes a pickle glow? The answer to those questions and many more are revealed at Physics Phun Night! Learn More Here →
photo of crowd at physics phun night

Physics Phun Night

This beloved Juniata tradition is now in its 22nd year. The event aims to inspire a sense of wonder in everyone, especially kids, with an evening of visually spectacular and engaging demonstrations. What makes a bubble burst into flames? What makes a pickle glow? The answer to those questions and many more are revealed at Physics Phun Night! Learn More Here →
photo of crowd at physics phun night

Physics Phun Night

This beloved Juniata tradition is now in its 22nd year. The event aims to inspire a sense of wonder in everyone, especially kids, with an evening of visually spectacular and engaging demonstrations. What makes a bubble burst into flames? What makes a pickle glow? The answer to those questions and many more are revealed at Physics Phun Night! Learn More Here →
photo of crowd at physics phun night

Physics Phun Night

This beloved Juniata tradition is now in its 22nd year. The event aims to inspire a sense of wonder in everyone, especially kids, with an evening of visually spectacular and engaging demonstrations. What makes a bubble burst into flames? What makes a pickle glow? The answer to those questions and many more are revealed at Physics Phun Night! Learn More Here →

Physics Facilities

photo of observatory at night

Students have access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high-quality research at the undergraduate level. Student research projects have led to presentations at regional and national scientific conferences, and to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Learn More Here →

Physics Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high-quality research at the undergraduate level. Student research projects have led to presentations at regional and national scientific conferences, and to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Learn More Here →
photo of observatory at night

Physics Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high-quality research at the undergraduate level. Student research projects have led to presentations at regional and national scientific conferences, and to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Learn More Here →
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Physics Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high-quality research at the undergraduate level. Student research projects have led to presentations at regional and national scientific conferences, and to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Learn More Here →
photo of observatory at night

Physics Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high-quality research at the undergraduate level. Student research projects have led to presentations at regional and national scientific conferences, and to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Learn More Here →
photo of observatory at night

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Study Abroad

Studying abroad can provide you with an international perspective on the field of physics, but the major advantage has less to do with the courses specifically in the POE, and more to do with the life-broadening experience. Destinations include: Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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Study Abroad

Studying abroad can provide you with an international perspective on the field of physics, but the major advantage has less to do with the courses specifically in the POE, and more to do with the life-broadening experience. Physics faculty lead short-term study abroad experiences to Chile and to Central Europe, and students have studied for a semester or a full year in New Zealand, England, Ireland, Ecuador, and the Czech Republic.

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