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Physics seeks to discover and describe the rules governing natural phenomena at all scales, from the building blocks of space-time to the large-scale structure of the universe.

The Merrimack physics department offers a wide range of courses related to this fundamental discipline, ranging from popular general-education courses such as Introduction to Astronomy (which utilizes our observatory) to more advanced courses such as Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetic Theory.  

Our physics minor serves students majoring in other areas who desire a deeper understanding of physics, while our physics major lays the foundation for a diverse array of postgraduate opportunities. Our teacher-education program leading to initial licensure (for high-school physics) is approved by the state of Massachusetts.

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Craig Looney
Associate Professor and Chair