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 course opportunities
in different fields of physics such as mechanics, electricity
and magnetism, modern atomics physics, electronics, nuclear physics, optics, thurmodynamics and statistical physics, and quantum mecahnics. The department also offers elective courses in astronomy & 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.
Optics Experiment: Fourier Optics
The department offers both BA and
BS degree programs in physics. Both degrees programs provide a solid foundation
for those wishing to pursue physics related careers.
The BA requires fewer credits that enables students
to pursue as a second major. The BA degree is used
by students in our engineering science 3+2 program and in
our secondary education: physics program. We feature a hands-on learning environment
where work is done in our new laboratories in the newly
built wing of the Hartline Science Center. In
addition to our general physics labs, we have labs
in optics, electronics, and nuclear radiation. Seniors are encouraged to actively involve in research through an independent study project of
their choice using a faculty mentor.