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Chair's Message

The Department of Physics strives to provide an exciting educational environment that emphasizes lively classroom learning, extensive use of interactive and peer instruction, and relevant research. Physics is a gateway to opportunities for working in diverse settings including education, industry, and for pursuing advanced degrees. Our graduate students are involved in state-of-the-art research as part of their degree plans. We encourage our undergraduates to explore research. We have modern research facilities, both within the department and through professionally-staffed shared-user laboratories, to provide hands-on training and meaningful experiences for our students, as well as dedicated faculty who work closely with students.

If you are interested in becoming a physics major I suggest you start with the message from our Undergraduate Program Director. For those of you thinking about our graduate programs, I encourage you to look over our degree and research opportunities.

We also cordially invite prospective students to visit us! Just call the department office to set up an appointment!

Mark Holtz
Professor & Chair
Department of Physics