Program Advisors: Matthew Cochran, Ph.D.
The offerings in physics are primarily intended to provide the physics components required for degree majors in Biology, Biochemistry, and Forensic Science. Additionally, physics courses meet general education science requirements for the other degrees. A minor in physics is offered.
The mission of the physics program at Chaminade is to provide a strong physics background for students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, and Forensic Science. In addition, the program is committed to serving students majoring in Environmental Science and students fulfilling General Education requirements. An overarching goal is to teach and encourage key physics skills such as problem solving, using multiple representations, estimating, and using data and theory to inform each other.