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The Department of Physics provides the instruction necessary for the understanding of and earth science for students in this department and for other departments of the University. The Department also provides the research basis for students wishing to contribute to knowledge in the areas mentioned.

The Department has three majors which lead to the B.S. degree. Its graduates may enter occupations in industry, government, and education. Many graduates continue their education in graduate or professional schools.

The Department also offers graduate study courses leading to the Master of Science in Materials Science.

 Department Objectives

The department objectives are:

  • To develop in students an appreciation of the scientific method and its use in the solution of physical problems.
  • To develop the basic training in physics designed to meet the needs of students in pre-professional fields and professional fields.
  • To develop in students those qualities and abilities necessary for success in industry and advanced degree institutions.
  • To offer sufficient specialized training beyond the generally recognized basic courses to enable a graduate with a bachelor's degree to enter directly into a professional career.