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Physics Department Overview

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 follow the links on our site and feel free to contact us with your questions.