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What does it mean to study physics?

Because physics delves into questions involving the fundamental workings of the universe, such as motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, light and time, a degree in physics prepares you for a diverse range of enjoyable, creative and high-paying careers. It's a foundation for everything from medicine to nuclear science.

  • Graduates of our program have found careers at global firms and companies conducting research and designing technological products.
  • The department has close ties to the community and organizations that offer internships so that you can get hands-on research experience.
  •  Our faculty members are dedicated to assisting you in your studies and involving you in their research. Some of our students have even been listed as co-authors of publications.
  • You will have access to some of the most advanced labs and equipment in the Midwest, giving you an extra edge in your research.
  • With guidance from our faculty, you will be prepared to be a meaningful contributor in whatever field you pursue.

Track options

Career Prep Physics

Focus on the traditional paper-and-pencil method of mathematical equations.

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Prepare for any graduate program in physics, astronomy and other science-related fields.

Materials Physics

Create new technological developments based on cutting-edge scientific advances.

Teaching Prep Physics

Prepare for a teaching career in physics, astronomy, and other science-related fields.


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