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BS in Physics

BS in Physics

  • QS World University Rankings
    342
  • Degree BS
  • Study Level Bachelors
Our undergraduate students explore the fundamental principles and concepts of physics that include classical mechanics and electromagnetism, thermodynamics and statistical physics, principles of wave and optics, and quantum mechanics. Physics majors benefit from small class sizes and have ample opportunities to interact with faculty doing cutting edge research in fields related to their coursework. Laboratory courses taken by our majors provide hands-on experience with sophisticated physics instruments and advanced experimental techniques. Through the selection of advanced electives, students will understand how those principles relate to forefront areas of research including astrophysics and cosmology, particle and nuclear physics, materials physics, network science, and nanoscience and nanotechnology. Students will competently apply this knowledge and analyze physical systems by constructing mathematical models in which they identify the essential aspects of a problem, formulate a strategy for solution, make appropriate approximations, evaluate the correctness of their solution, and communicate their work clearly. Students will use basic computational techniques for modeling physical systems including those that do not have analytical answers. Students will explore physical systems by setting up experiments, collecting and analyzing data, identifying sources of uncertainty, and interpreting their results in terms of the fundamental principles and concepts of physics. Students will communicate physics concepts, processes, and results effectively, both verbally and in writing.