About the Department

A BS in physics will prepare you for demanding scientific research in any of the following areas of inquiry: non-linear optics and photonics, which can relate to laser eye protection; biomedical imaging; quantum dynamics; semiconductors; and even biological applications such as the acoustics of whale sonar.


For all constituents that interact with the department, we strive to provide:

Departmental Goals and Objectives




Research and Pedagogy:

The department offers a well-regarded terminal MS degree in Applied Physics and a recently approved PhD. in Applied Physics.