The Department of Physics offers world-class leadership in education and research in physics. The primary goal of the department is to provide the undergraduate major in physics with a quality education leading to the Bachelor of Science degree; the graduate major in physics leading to the Master of Science and/or the Doctor of Philosophy degrees; the non-major with course work in physics that meets the requirements for their major or minor degree program or that satisfies general education or elective requirements; and the university and local community with outreach programs.
The Department of Physics provides undergraduate students in physics with an education that prepares them for graduate studies or the workforce, and graduate students with an education that prepares them for professional and scientific careers.
Opportunities for participation in cutting-edge research at world-class facilities including NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab, to attend national and international conferences, and to become involved with student organizations such as the Society of Physics Students, National Society of Black Physicists and Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society are also provided. Additionally, the Physics Department provides outreach programs to universities and the local community.
If you are interested in applying for admission,
please visit the Office of Admission or the Graduate College.