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Department of Physics


Please note that there are several course number changes for Physics courses effective fall 2024. They are listed below:


  • PHYS 1430 is now PHYS 2325 (lecture) and PHYS 2125 (lab)

Electricity & Magnetism

  • PHYS 2425 is now PHYS 2326 (lecture) and PHYS 2126 (lab)

Waves & Heat

  • PHYS 2435 is now PHYS 2335 (lecture) and PHYS 2135 (lab)

The Department of Physics offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics, including degrees with teacher certification, as well as Master's of Science degrees in physics and in materials physics. An innovative, multidisciplinary PhD in Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) is also available to students who continue beyond a Master's degree. Faculty in the department pursue a variety of exciting research interests with focus areas including materials physics, physics education research, and astronomy. The department also makes a strong effort to engage all students, both undergraduate and graduate, in supporting both the teaching and research missions of the department by offering multiple opportunities to contribute to our department as laboratory instructors, learning assistants, or student workers. For more information on particular aspects of the department, please explore our site and feel free to contact us with your questions.


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