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The Department of Physics is preparing students for a broad range of 21st century careers in physics, applied physics, astronomy, finance, management, medicine and a variety of related fields. Through the study of physics, we teach a quantitative approach to problem solving that is just as relevant to financial analysis or bio-engineering as it is a research career in physics. We aim to promote scientific literacy among the general public directly through our classes for non-majors and indirectly by encouraging majors to consider careers in education.

The department offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees as well as the M.A. and the Ph.D. programs that are ranked among the best in the nation. A wide range of research opportunities is available to students at all levels.