The Physics Department focuses on research and education on the physical nature of the universe. The research excellence and expertise in the Physics Department covers a broad range of physics disciplines including AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical) physics, astrophysics and cosmology, biological physics, chemical physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics. We strive to integrate this research excellence into the undergraduate education experience.
The Physics Department offers two undergraduate degrees, a B.S. and a B.A. in Physics. The main difference between the two is the number of upper division physics courses required. A B.SC. in Science Education with a physics concentration can also be obtained through the College of Science. For this degree, students must take both science education and physics courses.
At the graduate level, the Physics Department offers a Ph.D. in Physics. There is no official M.S. program though the degree can be earned by students en route to the Ph.D. A Professional Science Master's degree in Medical Physics completes the graduate level offerings. This program is conducted in close collaboration with the Department of Radiation Oncology and is designed to comply with CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs) guidelines.