Physics Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Westmont Physics Department is to prepare students majoring in Physics and Engineering/Physics for graduate school and careers in physics, engineering, education, and other professional fields by helping them develop both experimental and theoretical skills in classical and modern physics with opportunities for research and internships. We seek to serve students in other majors by providing challenging courses in physics and astronomy to encourage interest in and understanding of the principles, methods and concepts of the physical sciences. We explore with all of our students the interactions of faith and science with the goal of enabling each student to communicate a mature worldview that incorporates both.