Physics is the traditional major, ideal for students interested in pursuing graduate study in physics or those who would like to become science teachers.
Applied physics is a strongly collaborative degree and is the usual degree that our 3-2 engineering students receive from Whitworth. Because it focuses on application of physics to real-world problems, it is quite popular with students pursuing double-majors.
Biophysics is designed for students interested in pursuing medicine or medical physics as a career as well as those interested in graduate school in biophysics. There are two options in this degree, biochemistry or math-methods depending that allow students to focus the degree on their own personal interests.
Engineering physics is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate study in engineering or to enter the workforce in the engineering professions.