Department of Physics
- Minor in Physics
The minor in physics requires four calculus-based general physics courses plus one elective physics course. It is intended to support various majors at our university and also provides the needed physics preparation for graduate study or employment in engineering. Students interested in combining mathematics and physics are encouraged to construct an Individualized Major.
Physics today involves computer-based skills to an extent undreamed of a generation ago and, by emphasizing computing in our courses, we provide students with enhanced career opportunities.
Physics at MIU
Physics study at MIU can be the ticket to employment in an endless variety of fascinating professional adventures.This path is all the more powerful due to the program’s emphasis on both the direct experience and theoretical understanding of human consciousness and its higher states—integral parts of MIU’s physics curriculum. Down through the centuries, the most brilliant and creative physicists have emphasized human consciousness as the foundation for their discoveries. And an exciting momentum has built up beginning in the early 20th century, as theoretical physicists have reached milestones toward a completely unified theory of all the known force and matter fields of nature.
Inspired by the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the physicists at Maharishi International University have proposed that the unified field at the basis of the whole universe is the same as the unified field of consciousness, the experience of which has been recorded in the ancient Vedic literature and revived through the advanced technologies of consciousness, the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs.
Now, with the increasingly widespread recognition that consciousness is much more than a localized offshoot of brain functioning, the spotlight is even brighter on physics as a leading discipline in the field of consciousness studies. That same light is also focused on MIU, now taking a leadership role in the field of consciousness studies, especially as we begin to explore the true potential of higher states of consciousness. This means our physics program is in the exciting and unique position of being able to explore new territory – the rich and fertile connections between consciousness, brain research, and the study of physics.