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Physics Programs

Physics—where innovation and understanding become a unified front.

Did you know that physicists developed the underlying technology of cell phones, computers, and tablets? They also created the image sensors used in cameras, magnetic storage in hard drives, the MRI—the list goes on, but you get the picture.

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Students in lab

Geology Minor

If you’re fascinated by the structure, materials, and features that make up the earth, you’ll enjoy earning a minor in geology, which is centered on providing an introduction to the science. You’ll learn basic knowledge of geological concepts as you take classes covering oceanography, stars and galaxies, the solar system, geomorphology, paleobiology, mineralogy, and hydrogeology.

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Program Highlights

  • Development of analytical-thinking and research skills
  • Understanding of the importance of experimentation and data analysis
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education



Looking for ways to make paying for college a little easier? ScholarshipUniverse is a tool for current and admitted Purdue Fort Wayne students that allows you to create an academic profile and connect with scholarship opportunities.

For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Next stop: a successful future.
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geochemist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Hydrographic Surveyor
  • Wellsite Geologist