Physicists study the way the universe works, from the collapse of stars over tens of thousands of years to the briefest pulse of light. Graduates of the Department of Physics have a wide range of career opportunities beyond the pursuit of a traditional graduate degree in physics, including employment in a variety of other disciplines such as chemistry, life science, engineering or environmental science. Those who choose to further their physics education are accepted into graduate program at some of the best schools.

Academic Choices

The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics offers two distinct majors, providing opportunities for students interested in the theoretical as well as high-tech applications of physics knowledge.