Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy prepares students to pursue rewarding careers in the technology and data sectors. We encourage our students to explore graduate work in physics, astronomy, engineering and other areas of physical sciences. Our small class sizes encourage close mentorship between our students and our world-class faculty.
Meet our expert faculty, staff, lecturers and teaching assistants and discover more about their backgrounds.
With two undergraduate majors, two minors and three graduate programs, there are many options for students looking to pursue careers in physics and astronomy.
The Physics and Astronomy department offers many research opportunities with our state-of-the-art laboratories for our students to utilize.
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Watch Video: Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays
Dr. Thomas Madura, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is a co-author on a new study published in Nature Astronomy: NASA's NuSTAR Mission Proves Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays.