A degree in physics and astronomy
Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. Advances in technology are providing above-average job growth in areas that require strong proficiency in science and mathematics, making the choice of a degree in physics and astronomy a wise one.
Meet Brandon Boudreaux: Physics major
My favorite thing about the Physics and Astronomy department is the community and the atmosphere. The Physics department feels present and close-knit. My involvement in the Society of Physics Students has blessed me with the opportunity to be a part of that community.
Meet Joseph Pakizer: B.S. in Physics '19
Through all the group study sessions my classmates and I organized during my undergraduate and graduate studies, I gained a deeper understanding of every course I took and gained new friendships. This culture, while talking to my peers, is what sets the Department of Physics and Astronomy at WSU apart from other departments and other universities.
Meet Anna Marlatt: B.S. Physics/B.A. Astronomy '16
Anna Marlatt talks about her experience majoring in the Physics and Astronomy Department, and here career path after graduation.aI first fell in love with physics and astronomy in my 9th grade Earth Science class. I was fortunate enough to have attended a high school with a planetarium that offered several physics and astronomy courses. Wayne State was the ideal choice for me because they offered both options.
Meet Jake Miller: B.S. in Physics '18
I had always been interested in science as a kid. Once I started taking college-level science courses, I fell in love with it. It is one thing to be interested in the physical world around us, but once I started to understand the theory behind it, I knew I was in the right field.
Wayne State postdoctoral fellow develops state-of-the-art simulations to explain data from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider