Physics Department
@ Berea College

Physics Department
Science Building
CPO 1872
859-985-3277

Office Hours:
M - F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:
tracy_hodge@berea.edu

About the Department




Charles Martin Hall Building
The Department of Physics offers a full set of courses, labor opportunities, and other activities designed to (a) prepare students to enter graduate schools or research laboratories en route to careers as professional physicists, (b) provide a liberal arts major for students who will not become physicists but are interested in careers in astronomy, engineering, medicine, computer science, secondary teaching etc., where a background in physics is essential, and (c) provide service courses for majors in other sciences such as pre-medicine, mathematics, industrial arts and technology, and agriculture.

We are committed to providing quality education. The physics curriculum at Berea College is flexible and comprehensive. Our courses are grounded in problem solving using both practical and quantitative reasoning skills. We also are committed to the idea that students should conduct research as part of their undergraduate curriculum. All of our Faculty direct undergraduate research with our students as well as send some of our students to undergraduate research programs at other institutions.

Berea College has a long-standing Dual Degree Engineering Program that includes 3-2 exchange agreements with both Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Kentucky. In this dual degree program, a student begins his/her college career at Berea, taking three years of General Education, science, mathematics and other course work, then transfer to either the University of Washington in Saint Louis, Missouri, or at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky for two years of professional engineering education. Upon completion of both programs, students will earn two baccalaureate degrees, one from each of two institutions they attended. Although Berea college does not have a special agreement with any other engineering school, some Berea students have, nevertheless, successfully entered 3-2 enginnering programs with other universities.