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Harry Ellis
Professor of Physics

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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In the Classroom

Eckerd College offers the physics major the opportunity to learn in an environment which is not fiercely competitive, where classes are small in size, and where interaction with faculty is encouraged. Enrollment in the introductory courses (Physics I and II) is usually between 20 and 30 students, while enrollment in upper-level physics courses is typically 5 to 10 students. Students are encouraged to form study-groups, where learning is enhanced both in the helping of others and in help received from other students. Laboratory work is done in small groups where teamwork is emphasized. Upper-level physics majors are frequently employed as teaching assistants, either as assistants in introductory labs, or as college-provided tutors for students in Physics I and II.

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Physics Majors

Physics majors are problem-solvers who can create and manipulate quantitative models of real-world systems. When these skills are combined with other fruits of a high-quality liberal arts education, the physics graduate is well equipped to become a true innovator in our world.

The James Center

Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

Equipped with the latest in eco-conscious innovations, educational technology and scientific instrumentation, the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences will advance our efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the sciences, and will quickly become the hub of the Natural Sciences at Eckerd College. Discover the James Center.