Physics treats matter, energy, and interactions at the fundamental level to understand the applied and theoretical influences at work in our world. Physics provides an excellent background for a variety of careers in science, technology, teaching, and beyond.

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Physics offers three track options for students, depending on their goals: professional, applied, and general. The applied and professional tracks have coursework more directly related to experimentation and future careers in physics, while the general track is intended for students interested in teaching, scientific writing, or careers in business.

At the graduate level, students conduct original, cutting-edge research in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, nanoscience, and more.