Department of Physics


The Physics Department educates students to understand the concepts and phenomena of the physical world. The goal is to provide students in the STEM disciplines with a background of comprehensive knowledge and a set of skills that will allow them to function as scientists in the workplace or to be successful in graduate or professional schools. For those students who are not science majors, it is our goal to provide exposure to the process of doing science and a broad knowledge of the field of physics along with applications of these sciences to everyday life. 

Learn more about our program:

  • Minor in Physics
    The minor in physics is for those students who have an interest in physics, but wish to pursue a degree in another field.  If the other field were in one of the other sciences, then only two or three additional courses would be necessary for completion of the minor. The intent of the minor is to give students an exposure to the basic disciplines of physics and an opportunity for further study in advanced topics in physics. 
The faculty in the Physics Department conduct experimental and theoretical research, primarily in the fields of atomic, molecular, plasma, nuclear physics, and condensed matter. STEM students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty-supervised research projects.  The research projects and the minor in physics will train you with excellent problem-solving skills that will in turn prepare you for success in graduate or professional schools and in STEM related careers.
Links to the University Course Catalog:

Minor in Physics