majors and Programs
Physicists seek a fundamental understanding of the physical universe. The skills and knowledge gained in studying physics can be applied not just in research but in several applied disciplines as well. The major includes courses in mathematics (the language of science) chemistry (for scientific breadth) and physics. In addition to theory courses, both labratory classes and hands-on research provide the practical training that is relevant to both graduate school or professional work in science and engineering and related fields. For students desiring greater breadth (or a double major) there is also the B.A. degree track that allows greater flexibility. Recent acquisitions of state-of-the-art instrumentation enrich students' experience in the laboratory. Current research include opportunities in astronomy, experimental nuclear physics, and thin film superconductivity.
For more information, please visit the Physics and Engineering Department website.