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Welcome to the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics houses undergraduate programs leading to bachelor degrees in the physics major, and serves the needs for physics content in all science programs.

Additionally, the Department offers a selection of courses for non-science majors carefully designed to meet University Core science requirements, in a range of topics from the traditional to the fun-filled and even the exotic.

Our faculty are dedicated teacher-scholars who enjoy helping students experience the thrill of learning about nature first-hand. The Department pursues a vigorous research program in experimental condensed matter, quantum information, and general relativity, all areas open to undergraduate involvement.

Watch the video to hear what students are saying about Physics at the Bayer School.


Congratulations Claire Saunders - 2014 Goldwater Scholar

Claire Saunders 

Claire is a Senior BS Candidate in the Physics major. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Computational Material Physics, Claire's career goals are to "conduct research in computational material physics at government or privately owned laboratories."