Department Chair: Joshua Colwell

A physics degree provides opportunity for a variety of career paths in industry, education, government, healthcare and more. Physicists are often employed in the private and public sectors to conduct research and development, modeling and simulations. The program gives students a strong background in math and science fundamentals and strong analytical skills. All students in the program engage in research, in areas such as advanced quantum materials, magnetism, nanoelectronic devices, biophysics, medical physics. Students can also pursue planetary sciences, ranging from microgravity and the formation of the solar system to the study of exoplanets.


Browse the Department of Physics Collections:

Laboratory of Planetary Habitability Atmospheric Models

Physics Student Scholarship and Creative Works

Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast