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Department of Physics

The degree programs in the Physics Department prepare students to think deeply through questions about how the Universe works, to find and connect abstract relationships to new situations, and to be academically confident and broadly knowledgeable scientists, teachers, and lifelong learners.
What do we offer?

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, including possible concentrations in
    • Computational Physics,
    • Astrophysics,
    • Mathematical Physics
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering-Physics,
    • jointly offered with Pacific's School of Engineering and Computer Science.
      Pacific is one of only 21 schools in the U.S. with an accredited Bachelor's degree in Engineering-Physics.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics tailored to prepare K-12 STEM field teachers.

What will you find here?

  • Engaged Students---We have an engaged community of students following their curiosity and learning about the fundamental workings of the Universe, from entangled photons to supernovae in distant galaxies.
  • Expert Faculty-Our faculty members are exceptional teachers and recognized research leaders in their fields of study.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities-Because of our small size we can work closely with our undergraduate students and give them opportunities to participate in research.
  • Advanced Equipment-Grants through the National Science Foundation and other sources have enabled the Physics department to acquire highly sophisticated instrumentation that supports hands-on learning.

Spock with Lyrette

"Even Logic must give way to Physics."
-Spock of Vulcan
Scientist, Philosopher, Musician, Explorer, Ambassador       
Goodbye Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015), who inspired many young physicists. 

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