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The department offers a B.S. major in physics and astronomy and a B.A. major in physics and astronomy. Within each major, several options are available. A minor in astronomy and a minor in physics also are offered. The requirements include standard lecture courses and labs, as well as research and independent labs (including PHYS 481L and 395). Detailed information about the undergraduate program and undergraduate degree requirements can be found on this site under “Programs of Study” and in the Physics and Astronomy section of the Undergraduate Student Bulletin. Our students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of exciting research activities in the department. The emphasis on research is aimed at enhancing physics learning, learning technical skills, and developing career goals. Students completing the degree program are prepared for advanced study in physics or related fields, or for technical employment in a wide range of areas. Research opportunities can be found on this site under “Undergraduate Research” and by contacting the members of faculty. To apply for admission to our undergraduate program please visit:


For any physics major/minor related questions please contact:
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Rosa Tamara Branca, Chapman 339,

Physics Advisors Fall 2016-17

For Students with last names beginning:
A-D: Dr. Rene Lopez, (Fall), Chapman 343,; Dr. Sean Washburn, (Spring), Chapman 351,
E-K: : E-K: Dr. Fabian Heitsch (Fall), Phillips 292,; Dr. Dan Reichart (Spring), Phillips 260,
L-R: Dr. Jennifer Weinberg-Wolf, Philips 136,
S-Z: Dr. Yue Wu, Chapman 341,