Physics (B.A., B.S.)

From the tiniest subatomic particles to the entire universe, the field of physics attempts to explain the basic laws of nature by examining the interactions of matter and energy. Our current undergraduate curriculum includes courses in fields of physics such as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic, nuclear, electronics, optics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and astrophysics.

After graduation, some physics majors pursue graduate degrees in fields such as physics, health physics, astronomy, engineering, or other related fields, while other graduates use their skills to attain careers government agencies or in industry.

The department offers both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree programs in physics. Both degrees programs provide a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue physics related careers.

The B.A. requires fewer credits that enables students to pursue as a second major. The B.A. degree is used by students in:

We feature a hands-on learning environment. In addition to our general physics labs, we have labs in optics, electronics, and nuclear radiation. Students are encouraged to conduct research through an independent study project of their choice using a faculty mentor.