Offered as a major (B.A. or B.S.) and a minor

Knowledge gone nuclear.

Physics addresses the question of how and why things work, from the forces which govern subatomic particles to the large-scale phenomena which shape our universe as a whole.

The B.S. program is well suited for students interested in graduate studies in physics or engineering or in careers in industry. The B.A. is a more liberal physics degree, where students can explore the relationship of physics with another field of interest.

The Curriculum

As a beginning physics student, you will gain a strong background in classical physics, modern physics, and applied mathematics. As you advance, you will begin to focus on both theoretical topics and experimental techniques. Throughout your studies, you will be encouraged to become actively involved in research such as fluid dynamics, complex systems, bioengineering, and electronics. As a senior, you will participate in original research work that culminates in a research paper.

The Professors

Your Future

Physics majors often participate in summer undergraduate research programs as well as internships with local industries. Physics graduates easily find employment and those who opt to continue studies in graduate school are accepted into programs at universities throughout the nation.

Graduate Schools

  • Washington State University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Colorado State University
  • Willamette University


  • Association Reserves
  • California Psych Care, Inc.
  • FzioMed, Inc.
  • U.S. Navy
  • SmithGeiger

Career Paths

  • Project Coordinator
  • Regional Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Nuclear Instructor
  • Radiation Health Officer
of our students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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