BS in Physics

As a Physics major a student explores the fundamental physical principles that govern natural phenomena ranging in scale from collisions of subatomic particles, to atoms and molecules, to various condensed phases such as solids and liquids, to exploding stars and colliding galaxies. Physics is one of the few disciplines to have both a theoretical and experimental side. Thus students in physics are expected to have mastery of mathematics as a tool to understanding Nature, while also possessing experience in the laboratory, where fundamental measurements are made. Physics majors may specialize in a number of exciting research areas, including materials and nanotechnology, biophysics and the study of complex systems, and elementary particle physics and cosmology.

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