The undergraduate physics program seeks students who are curious about the workings of the world around them and aspire to understand the physical universe. Students with an interest in computers and the inclination to investigate through experimentation will find many avenues to pursue.
Your educational experience also should extend beyond the classroom. Student organizations, such as the Society of Physics Students, allow new students to benefit from the experience of older students and to participate in activities on and off campus.
As a student in the Department of Physics, you will join a small group of well-motivated faculty, staff, and students. We believe that your interactions with this group will provide a valuable life experience.
For specific degree information you will want to visit the degree programs page.
A degree in physics can pave the way for many exciting career opportunities. Our program offers students the chance to learn the fundamental principles that underlie all modern technological innovations. In addition, students pursuing a B.S. degree can participate in "hands-on" research utilizing sophisticated laboratory equipment and modern computer technologies.
Students in physics will graduate with two important skills: the ability to understand problems in a broad range of disciplines, and the mathematical and computational knowledge to formulate solutions to these problems.
Physics graduates are not therefore bound by the specifics of their major but can contribute in many different industries:
- Land and space communications
- Micro-scale and nano-scale technologies
- Patent law
- Technical business management/sales
- Environmental sciences
- Updated: October 12, 2011