Explore the fundamental laws that govern the universe. Gain the problem-solving, project management and independent research skills important for careers in education, industry and research.
Study the core areas of physics, and participate in cutting-edge research with our distinguished faculty. Build a foundation of knowledge and practical skills to enter the workforce, continue to graduate school or pursue a medical or law degree. Our physics program also offers an interdisciplinary engineering concentration with electrical and mechanical tracks.
Work together to solve problems, conduct experiments and learn new concepts with your classmates.
Study real-world physics problems early in your college experience through research groups working on campus and at other institutions.
Pursue a career in academia, research, industry and more with our broad curriculum combined with laboratory research.
Enjoy learning through department activities and guest speakers, and join our active chapter of the Society of Physics Students.
What You’ll Study
Study central areas of physics, Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical physics and quantum mechanics. Choose from specialized experimental courses, or design a research program with a faculty member. Our interdisciplinary engineering concentration expands on fundamental physics with mechanical or electrical engineering.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Research Scientist
- Patent Lawyer
- Business Executive