Department of Physics and Engineering

Explore Our Programs

Learn more about our Physics and Engineering programs, meet our faculty, learn about scholarships, internships, research opportunities and more.

Student in Wheaton College Physics Lab

Physics Program

Learn more about the four physics tracks and minor, curricular distinctives, research opportunities, scholarships, internships, career opportunities, student activities, and more!

Engineering Program

Learn more about the 4-Year Engineering and 3-2 Dual Degree Engineering programs, courses and requirements, student activities and more. 

Meet Our Faculty Physics and Engineering Faculty

BHS Faculty serve all majors in the department. Several of our majors also partner with faculty from other departments. View all the Physics and Engineering Faculty and Staff to see the full listing of faculty who teach and support students in our department.


Robert Bishop, Ph.D. Headshot

Robert Bishop, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics and Philosophy; John and Madeleine McIntyre Chair of Philosophy and History of Science
Darren Craig, Ph.D. Headshot

Darren Craig, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
Jim Schroeder, Ph.D.  Headshot

Jim Schroeder, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Kevin Valson Jacob, Ph.D.  Headshot

Kevin Valson Jacob, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Kelly Vazquez, Ph.D. Headshot

Kelly Vazquez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
The Planewave telescope at Wheaton College
Studying the Stars

Wheaton College Observatory

The Wheaton College Observatory is located on the roof of the Meyer Science Center and is open from mid-September through mid-November in the fall and from mid-March through the end of April in the spring. Normal openening hours are 8-10 PM Monday through Friday when skies are favorable.


Location and Contact Info

Visit us in the beautiful

Meyer Science Center

Third Floor

430 Howard St,
Wheaton, IL 60187


Next Steps for Prospective Students

Interested in studying with the Physics and Engineering Department at Wheaton? Request more information or start your application today.