Physics is the science that deals with the properties and interactions of matter, energy and force. In mastering physics, you’ll learn to assess, formulate and solve problems quantitatively.
Our Physics program provides a strong foundation in Newtonian physics, electricity, magnetism, optics and electronics, in combination with mathematics. You can choose additional specialized courses in electronics, photonics and applied physics. You’ll also have the option to put your learning into practice by participating in faculty research projects, such as:
Classes in physics are small, which means you’ll have a lot of interaction with your professors. While exposure to high school computer science and physics is useful, our first-year computer science and physics courses will provide you with the required background.
A degree in Physics develops analytical abilities, quantitative skills, communication skills and a strong work ethic that transfers to careers in many fields.