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Physics and Engineering Department

Studying Physics and Engineering at North Park

Receive a well-rounded education offering the best in technical instruction, research, and the soft skills required of physicists and engineers such as ethical reasoning and idea synthesizing. North Park’s working relationships with leading engineering firms in Chicago offer students opportunities to receive hands-on experience as an intern and make connections with potential employers.


Whether you want to design road systems, develop consumer products, lead tech innovation, or answer complicated questions that can change the course of industry, engineering can help you reach your dream. Engineers combine science, math, and technology to solve problems, help people, and advance a wide range of fields.

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Experience experimental and theoretical physics and learn valuable critical thinking, data analysis, and technology skills. Physics students go on to careers as engineers, business owners, astronomers, teachers, doctors, and computer programmers—a physicist’s skills are valued in all industries and fields.


Resources and Open Concept Department

In the PHEN Hub—a shared hangout, lab, lecture hall, and faculty office—students are part of a vibrant community. In this modern collaborative environment:

  • Relationships flourish between expert and student.
  • Ideas form into concrete outcomes.
  • Hard work develops into sought-after marketable skills.

Internships and Research

Research and intern in a world-class city at leading engineering firms and develop relationships with potential employers:

  • ComEd
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lawrence Livermore Labs
  • Scripps Oceanographic Institute
  • NASA
  • CME Group
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory
  • MIT, Penn, UIUC
  • Primera Engineers
  • U.S. Air Force

Successful Careers

Our graduates are employed in a wide range of professions:

  • Researcher: Argonne & Sandia National Labs
  • Software Developer: CME Group, Lockheed Martin
  • Physician: University of Illinois, Surgery and Emergency Medicine
  • Process Engineer: Northrop Grumman
  • Medical Physics: Mayo Clinic
  • Mechanical Engineer: Delta Building Tech
  • Business Analyst: Comed
  • Traffic Engineer: US DOT

Location & Facilities

Students studying physics and engineering learn and experience science in our state-of-the-art Johnson Center. Light-filled modern classrooms equipped with the latest in instrumentation and technology provide a learning environment perfectly suited for the rigors of a STEM curriculum.


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“Few jobs allow such direct impact on our future leaders in an environment shaped by our distinctives: urban, intercultural, Christian.” – Dr. Stephen Ray, PE, LEED AP



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