About the Physical Sciences

It’s more than rocket science, but at Butler, we make it more riveting than hard.

Have you ever wondered what happens when two galaxies collide, or how electricity works, or why earthquakes happen where they do? There are many fascinating principles and theories that explain the physical world around us. Physics is the science that explores the depths of what we know and what we are still learning about the way the universe works. It’s a field of study that can equip you well for a variety of careers in science, technology and even medicine.

At Butler, we make learning about a subject as big as the universe much more manageable with our small class sizes and instructors who help you build an understanding of physics from where you are on day one. In the classroom and in the lab, you engage in hands-on experiences that makes science more real and memorable.

What you will study and what you should know.

Math is the essential language of physics. As you can see from the list below, we offer a diverse range of courses that require different degrees of familiarity with math. We recommend that you select courses for which you have the required math background. Our faculty are ready and willing to help, so you can get the most out of your study of Physics at Butler.  Find out which Physics or Physical Science course you should take!

Your degree in the Physical Sciences can lead to a career in:

  • Architecture
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Research
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Quality Control Management

Learn more at http://www.careersinphysics.org/