Department of Physics

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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 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.