The Department of Physics offers both Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics, as well as Master’s of Science degrees in physics and in materials physics. An innovative, multidisciplinary PhD in Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) is also available to students who continue beyond a Master's degree. Faculty in the department pursue a variety of exciting research interests with focus areas including materials physics, physics education research, and historical astronomy. The department also makes a strong effort to engage all students, both undergraduate and graduate, in supporting both the teaching and research missions of the department by offering multiple opportunities to contribute to our department as a laboratory instructor, learning assistants, or student worker. For more information on particular aspects of the department, please explore our site and feel free to contact us with your questions.


The Physics Department is currently accepting applications for Learning Assistants for the fall, 2016 semester.  Learning Assistants work with faculty to facilitate student learning in the introductory calculus bases courses.  There are two separate applications:  One for students who are applying to be a Learning Assistant for the first time, and one for students who are applying to return as Learning Assistants.  Links to the two applications are below.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Eleanor Close or Dr. David Donnelly.

New LA Application

Returning LA Application