About Physics

As the most fundamental of sciences, physics deals with energy in all its forms: with the interactions of matter and energy, with the structure of matter and with energy-transforming processes. At Wofford there are two tracks offered in physics, the pre-professional track and the industry and education track.

Professor Mackay Salley and a physics widget

MEET DR. MACKAY SALLEY

Salley, associate professor and chair of physics, also advises the pre-engineering program. A 1995 Wofford graduate, he teaches both first-year students and majors. Salley enjoys working with Wofford students on undergraduate research projects and traveling and studying with them during the January Interim.

MEET JUSTIN WHITAKER ’15

Whitaker earned degrees in physics and mathematics with a minor in computer science. In addition to his academic achievements, he was a member of Wofford’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Whitaker was the recipient of several scholarships to attend graduate school and is pursuing a Ph.D. in atmosphere science at Colorado State University.

PHYSICS STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT:

Boston University
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Columbia University

East Virginia Medical School

Florida State
Fordham Law

Georgia Institute of Technology
Louisiana State University

Marquette University
Medical University of South Carolina

North Carolina State University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

University of Alabama

University of Baltimore School of Law
University of Georgia

University of North Carolina

University of Oklahoma

University of South Carolina

University of Texas at Austin

Washington University