PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
With a degree in physics you can go on to graduate school or find a job in
Well-trained physics teachers are in high demand. To teach at the high school level, you can combine teacher education courses with a major in physics or various combinations of chemistry, physics, and other courses in the sciences. To teach in an elementary classroom, courses in chemistry and physics are very helpful.
Barry Viss, a 2005 graduate, uses his physics degree as a Traffic Light Technician in Kansas City, Mo. Viss studies how to best time traffic lights to minimize gas usage and traffic congestion. He notes that "through my physics education at Dordt, I learned more than just the facts, figures, and formulas, as important as they are. I developed a deep appreciation for the beauty that underlies God's creation. The skills, and more importantly, the attitudes fostered by Dordt's natural science faculty have and will continue to guide me in my career and life."