Physics

Physicists explore the fundamental properties, laws, and structure of all forms of matter—living and non-living. They examine the relationships among space, time, matter, and energy. Studies range from the smallest subatomic elementary particles to galaxies forming the universe. This major prepares you for careers in physics research, engineering and applied physics, computer applications, secondary school teaching, or biomedical sciences.

Careers

  • Researcher
  • Data scientist
  • Test and systems engineer
  • Laser engineer
  • Physicist
  • Technical manager
  • Physical scientist
  • Professor

What will I study?

Our program emphasizes the important connection between reality and theory with a substantive laboratory component. You will learn to construct predictive mathematical and numeric models of the physical world, which can open career opportunities for you in research, data science, and emerging fields.

In the fundamental course “Methods of Experimental Physics,” you will use a variety of modern equipment and understand how to design, analyze, and present the results of your own experiments.

You may choose from five emphasis areas:

  • Professional physics
  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Teaching
  • Computation

You will learn how to construct predictive mathematical and numeric models of the physical world, which can open career opportunities for you in research, data science, and emerging fields.

In the fundamental course “Methods of Experimental Physics,” you will use a variety of modern equipment and understand how to design, analyze, and present the results of your own experiments.