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.
Our talented and dedicated faculty members conduct cutting-edge research in many areas. As part of our honors program, students may participate in these areas of research with a faculty mentor. Many undergraduates participate in paid research projects through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Declaration of a physics major
Students are formally required to declare their major by the beginning of their junior year. It is however highly recommended to identify and declare the major in physics as early as possible in order to take all the relevant math and physics courses in a timely and effective manner.
To declare a physics major, students should consult the departmental undergraduate advisor well in advance of making a formal declaration, since the acceptance of a declared major is subject to the advice and consent of the department.