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Physics Programs

Physics—where innovation and understanding become a unified front.

Did you know that physicists developed the underlying technology for 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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Physics Research Certificate

You may be wondering what the difference is between a minor and a research certificate. Well, a minor focuses on the meat of the subject—physics—while a research certificate is a more balanced approach. To earn this certificate, you’ll take classes in research writing, mathematics, special topics, and, of course, physics.

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Program Highlights

Content
  • Development of analytical-thinking and research skills
  • Experience with circuit design, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and microcontrollers for instrumentation development
  • Understanding of the importance of experimentation and data analysis
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education

Scholarships

 

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Ability to apply knowledge learned by designing and executing a research study or project
  • Communicating study or project results to others
Next stop: a successful future.
  • Data Scientist
  • Design Engineer
  • Doctor
  • Lawyer
  • Materials Scientist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Optical or Laser Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Systems Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Specialist