CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.

Physics Department

Lab work is central to everything we do. If you decide to pursue a degree with us, you will spend valuable time in our labs. In addition to the required research project during your final year, our system will expose you to lab work with most of our faculty at some point during your studies.

Overview of Program

The physics major features:

  • An optional applied physics concentration which enables students to focus on such topics as electronics and optics.
  • Courses in mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, particle physics and relativity.
  • High-end computer workstations for large numerical calculations and visualization problems.
  • Learn more about our program.

Program Highlights

  • Students get training in many areas of research because our faculty members specialize in cutting edge areas of physics.
  • Students work closely with faculty in their senior-year thesis project.
  • The department is tightly linked with the dual-degree engineering program, a way to pursue your engineering degree during your third or fourth year.