Physics: The most fundamental of the sciences

Physics courses are offered supporting both IU East and Purdue Polytechnic students pursuing study in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Graphics Technology, Engineering Technology (including Industrial, Mechanical and Robotics), Game Studies, Human Life Science, and Web Programming and Design. Courses in physics and physics-based subjects (Astronomy, Physical Science, and Alternative Energies) are also offered in online, face-to-face and hybrid methods of instruction.

In and Out of the classroom

Computer-based, sensor-supported laboratory equipment has revolutionized physics instruction at all levels at Indiana University East. Students now receive instruction and perform laboratories using the latest instructional innovations and technologies available for introductory undergraduate physics education. The physics classroom, located in Whitewater 201, is a combined lecture-laboratory room where both discussion and experimentation in physics are actively encouraged.

Lecture and Problem-Solving sessions are supplemented with demonstrations (both live and virtual), animations, and interactive elements. Laboratories are performed as a coherent sequence of activities that parallel lecture and problem solving session topics. During class sessions, homework and example problems are solved in detail and students are encouraged to ask questions.

Students are also encouraged to apply their increased knowledge of physics in areas outside the classroom. Opportunities are available for Honors Program students to independently and collaboratively explore topics beyond the introductory general physics college classroom. Student-based research topics in physics and astronomy are also available.

Degrees Offered

The School of Natural Science and Mathematics at Indiana University East offers courses supporting and supplementing baccalaureate (4 year) degrees in Biology (BS), Biochemistry (BS), Human Life Science (BS) and in Natural Science and Mathematics (BA), with several majors available.

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