As part of the Department of Physical and Applied Sciences, the mission of the Physics program coincides with the entire Madonna University mission regarding career preparation, and service to others and society based on Judeo-Christian principles as advanced by the Felician Sisters. The Physics program incorporates this mission while also making a strong commitment to liberal arts education.
Though focusing on science in particular, the sciences are taught with a global perspective, incorporating the role of Physics applications in social, environmental, ethical and human issues.
Although Madonna University does not offer a Bachelor of Science in Physics, the program offers a minor in Physics that prepares students for medical school, education or applied sciences. Courses in the Physics program are taught by faculty equipped with terminal degrees and/or many years of teaching experience at the university level. Physics is taught with modern techniques and new paradigms. In many cases, computer simulation is used as the means to relate practice to theory.