Undergrad females working in a lab.


Physics is the study of how the world works at the most fundamental level. As a student in this discipline you’ll see that a crucial role of the Physicist is to develop mathematical models that predict and explain observations of the natural world. Physicists study everything from the tiniest subatomic particles up to the formation of galaxies.

Your coursework will include Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Relativity & Quantum Mechanics, Scientific Computing, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Astronomy, Thermodynamics, and much more.

You’ll discover that Physics is an exciting area of study, in part because it can be applied to many different aspects of the natural world. New concentrations in Renewable Energy and Electrical Engineering allow students to gain technical skills, in addition to their theoretical training, by completing coursework at Madison College. These technical skills will be useful for students who hope to work in STEM professions after graduation, including students who plan on attending graduate school.


My professors at Edgewood College challenged me to be the best student and person that I could be, both in and out of the classroom. This prepared me to become a true asset to my department where I became a leader. My professors’ leadership, understanding and compassion resonated with me and with the decisions that I make every day– so much that I maintain those friendships even today.
Evelyn Walker '14, Mathematics and Studies in Education