The Department of Natural Sciences can help you gain the scientific knowledge and skills you need to find success, now and in the future. We offer an ABET-accredited program in Engineering Physics, minors in Acoustics and Physics, and a Pre-Med course of study. Should you choose to pursue another degree program, courses from our department will enrich your education through elective options focused on applications and integrated special topics. Topics include photonics, materials science, medical physics and ultrasound, acoustics and vibration, polymers, sensors, the science of color, and more.
Explore the variety of natural science degree programs and minors we offer at Kettering.
Our engineering physics program is among only a select few physics programs accredited by ABET, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits university applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology programs. As an Engineering Physics major at Kettering, you’ll explore a host of topics you won’t always find through traditional engineering programs. You’ll study optics, acoustics and materials related to fields such as nanotechnology, telecommunications, medical physics and devices and others.
Are you intrigued by how things sound? Through our acoustics minor, you’ll learn how to apply your interest in the art and science of sound while studying vibration, acoustics and signal processing. Sound quality metrics, modal analysis, and test & measurement techniques are examples of common industry-standard built into our courses.
Do you appreciate the elegance and clarity found in theoretical physics? Are you curious about the most essential laws of the universe? A Physics minor will take you deeper into the fundamentals of classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, or thermodynamics and statistical physics, to explore the rules by which everything happens in the physical world.
Pre-Med Course of Study
If you’re aiming to follow your Kettering degree program with medical school, this course of study will help prepare you. Coupled with an immersion in the healthcare industry as a scribe in our co-op program, and peer mentoring in our Pre-Med club, the Pre-Med course of study includes all the essential courses in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, physics, math and more.